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Italian Lemon Orzo Salad is plated in a purple bowl with a gold stone.

Italian Lemon Orzo Salad

Italian lemon orzo salad is made with juicy cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, orzo pasta, and more! This is a perfect 15-minute meal!

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword orzo, pasta salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 187 kcal
Author sherry brubaker


  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/2-1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup cucumber chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Cook the orzo. Bring a pot of salted water to a roaring boil. Add the orzo to the pot and cook according to package instructions. Drain the orzo, then place in a large serving bowl.

  2. Prepare the produce. Chop the parsley, basil, tomatoes, and cucumber, then place in the serving bowl with the orzo.

  3. Make the dressing. Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, and garlic. Drizzle the dressing over the orzo mixture. Mix to combine, then serve immeditaly or cover with a lid and refridgerate. Mangia!

Nutrition Facts
Italian Lemon Orzo Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 286mg12%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 460IU9%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.