Lemon Garlic Orzo Salad

This lemon garlic orzo salad is ready in just 15 minutes and is packed with so many veggies. You’ll want to add this vegetarian recipe into your weekly meal rotation! It is winter right now, so it’s nice to have a summery meal that reminds me of warmer days. I love simple recipes that are full of nutrition and quick to put together. Having these kinds of healthy options when the motivation to cook is low makes it easy to have a delicious meal on busy weekdays, especially. Orzo is one of my favorite bases for a recipe – it is so versatile! This lemon garlic orzo salad can be a meal all on its own or a great side dish. If you take your lunch to work or school, this is a wonderful recipe for that as well. Let me know if you try this recipe!

What You Will Need For This Recipe:



Red Onion




Lemon juice 

Garlic powder 

Lemon zest 

Olive oil 




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Lemon Garlic Orzo Salad

This lemon garlic orzo salad is ready in just 15 minutes and is packed with so many veggies. You’ll want to add this into your weekly meal rotation! 

Prep Time
5 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes


1 1/2 cups orzo, cooked al dente

1 cucumber, diced 

½ red onion, diced

1 cup tomatoes, diced 

1/2 cup feta 

1/2 cup chopped spinach 


1/4 cup Lemon juice 

1 tsp garlic powder 

1 tsp lemon zest 

½ cup olive oil 

2 tbsp honey 

Salt and pepper to taste


Cook the orzo al dente according to package instructions. Drain water and immediately rinse with cold water 

While to orzo cooks, chop all your veggies 

Also, in a small bowl combine your dressing ingredients. Whisk together. 

When the orzo is done and cooled, add to a large bowl along with chopped veggies, feta, and dressing 

Enjoy! To meal prep, leave the dressing on the side until you’re ready to eat.