Orzo Mediterranean Style

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Warm or cold, this quick orzo dish blends fresh flavors and beautiful colors. Double the recipe for a crowd. Serve as either a main or side dish.


  • 2 cups orzo pasta, uncooked (rice-shaped pasta)
  • 1 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped, (1 pepper)
  • 2 tomatoes, fresh, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 3 oz feta cheese*, crumbled (3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground


  • In a large pot, heat water to a boil. Cook pasta in rapidly boiling water until done. Drain and set aside.
  • Combine orzo and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Toss well and serve at room temperature or chilled.

* Allergy notes: The egg protein lysozyme is an unlabeled additive in some cheeses. People allergic to eggs should eliminate any cheese in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 311
  Calories from Fat 81 (26%)
(14%)Total Fat 9g
(15%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(4%)Cholesterol 13mg
(9%)Sodium 215mg
(7%)Potassium 243mg
Total Carbohydrate 47g
(10%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(20%)Protein 10g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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