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Lemon Orzo Salad Recipe (Vegetarian, High Fiber, Vegan)

The Lemon Orzo Salad is made with fresh vegetables, herbs, and a simple homemade lemon vinaigrette dressing! Great for parties, BBQs, or potlucks – this is one crowd-pleaser recipe everyone will love.

This is one side dish that will be gone before you know it: crunchy veggies, orzo pasta, and a bright and fresh dressing make this one crowd-pleaser recipe!

lemon orzo salad recipe vegetarian vegan pasta salad with orzo and lemon vinaigrette with olive oil fresh dill and mint.

This lemon orzo salad is amazing as a side dish, to bring to a potluck, or just for lunch.  I made it ahead of time for our 4th of July BBQ… and was actually tempted to hide it in our other fridge and not even share it for guests.  But I relented, and it was a huge hit! 

I made it 2 days in advance, which gave the pasta salad just enough time for the flavors to marinate before serving.  I make a huge batch of pasta salad every other week for our lunches, and I have a feeling this will be my new Go-To recipe for Sunday night meal prep!

This Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad is:

  • Refreshing
  • Tangy
  • Bursting with flavor
  • Healthy
  • Loaded with fresh vegetables
  • Vegan , vegetarian, and dairy free
  • A HUGE crowd-pleaser
  • Great for BBQs, parties, or potlucks

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The Best Pasta Salad Dressing

What makes this pasta salad different and so life altering from the rest?  The dressing!   Its a homemade lemon vinaigrette.  I’ve always used bottled dressings in the past but wanted to make a homemade dressing pasta salad.

I didn’t have any lemon dressing on hand so I made one from scratch.  It makes ALL the difference in the world.  The fresh garlic, the vinegar, the herbs, and good olive oil… I can’t believe that I hadn’t thought of making my own dressing sooner!

 

What’s In This Greek Orzo Salad Recipe?

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 

If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

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How to Make this Orzo Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

  1. In a large pot, cook the orzo according to package directions.  Drain and cool, and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In the bowl add the spinach, cucumber, carrots, and red onion.  Add the mint and dill, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  3. Toss dressing and pasta together, until well combined.
  4. Chill pasta salad in refrigerator (overnight if possible to let the flavors set). Before serving adding a tablespoon of lemon juice and olive oil, and toss.

 

close up of a bowl of lemon orzo pasta salad with cucumber carrots dill fresh mint in a bowl.

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Get the Same Ingredients for my Vegetarian Dill and Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe!

 

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Lemon Orzo Salad

The Herbeevore
The Lemon Orzo Salad is made with fresh vegetables, herbs, and a simple homemade lemon vinaigrette dressing! Great for parties, BBQs, or potlucks - this is one crowd-pleaser recipe everyone will love. This is one side dish that will be gone before you know it: crunchy veggies, orzo pasta, and a bright and fresh dressing make this one crowd-pleaser recipe!
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Pasta, Salad
Cuisine American, Greek
Servings 8
Calories 315 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 16 ounce box orzo
  • 4 cups fresh spinach chopped
  • 2 cup carrots chopped
  • 1 cup cucumbers sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onions thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill chopped

Homemade Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, cook the orzo according to package directions.  Drain and cool, and place in a large mixing bowl.
  • In the bowl add the spinach, cucumber, carrots, and red onion.  Add the mint and dill, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  • Toss dressing and pasta together, until well combined.
  • Chill pasta salad in refrigerator (overnight if possible to let the flavors set). Before serving adding a tablespoon of lemon juice and olive oil, and toss.

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Notes

Save Money on Organic Groceries!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 10gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 645mgPotassium: 309mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2218IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 102mgIron: 2mg
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