This summery Greek orzo pasta salad with tomatoes and feta will be your go-to side dish for barbecues and is also perfect for picnics and packed lunches.
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Greek Pasta Salad

This summery Greek orzo pasta salad with tomatoes and feta will be your go-to side dish for barbecues and is also perfect for picnics and packed lunches.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Greek Pasta Salad, Orzo Salad
Servings: 4 servings as a side dish
Calories: 465kcal
Author: Lucy Parissi | Supergolden Bakes

Ingredients

  • 200 g | 7oz orzo pasta
  • 200 g | 7oz cherry tomatoes halved
  • 150 g | 5 1/2 oz feta cheese cubed
  • half a cucumber seeds removed, cut into cubes
  • 1 red onion sliced thinly
  • 1/2 green pepper siced thinly
  • handful pitted black olives siced
  • handful fresh oregano leaves to garnish

Dressing

  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil see notes for Slimming World variation
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to pack instructions until al dente. Rinse thouroughly in cold water, drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add a little olive oil and toss together so that it doesn't stick.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, cucumber, onion, pepper, and olives and toss to combine.
  • Mix the alll the ingredients for the dressing together and then drizzle over the salad.
  • Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with a little fresh oregano and either serve immediately or keep chilled until needed.

Notes

Slimming World Greek Pasta Salad
This salad is perfect for Slimming World provided you make a few minor tweaks. Black olives are only 2 Syns per 25g, feta is part of your healthy extra allowance and remaining ingredients are syn-free. To reduce the overall syn value of the salad omit the olive oil in the dressing and instead spray the salad with olive oil spray which is only half a syn per 5 sprays.
Please note I am not affiliated in any way with Slimming World. Syn values are based on the Slimming World online calculator.
Nutritional information is always approximate, and will depend on  ingredients you choose as well as serving sizes.

Nutrition

Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 9.2% | Vitamin C: 31.1% | Calcium: 21.5% | Iron: 9%