This post is sponsored by Mezzetta. All opinions are my own.
Hey friends! I am always up for a delicious pasta dish, how about you?
Today I am cooking up my go-to pasta salad, Mediterranean Lemon Orzo Salad.
This light & fresh salad is packed with flavor and is full of fresh ingredients.
Orzo pasta, crunchy veggies, fresh lemon and feta cheese combine for a tasty dish that is perfect for lunch or as a side for a party. I take the orzo pasta salad up a notch with the addition of briny & delicious @mezzetta olives. So much goodness! You have got to try them! #Mezzetta #MezzettaMakesitBetta
Mezzetta offers an assortment of products from Olives, to sauces, pickled veggies to peppers. I love the quality of the ingredients and how they bring that elevated feel when added to a dish.
Today I used Mezzetta Colossal Castelvetrano Style Pitted Olives, Pitted Greek Kalamata Olives and mild Roasted Red Bell Peppers. I may or may not have snacked on an olive (or two) while I made the salad.
It’s time to create the Orzo salad so let’s gather the ingredients and put it together!
Mediterranean Lemon Orzo Salad:
- 16 ounces orzo
- 3 cups baby spinach leaves, gently torn into 1 inch pieces
- 2-3 pieces of Mezzetta Roasted Red Bell Peppers
- 1 medium cucumber, diced
- 3/4 cup red onion, diced
- 4 ounces Castelvetrano green olives, drained and halved
- 4 ounces Kalamata pitted olives, drained and halved
- 7 ounces feta cheese
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
Cook Orzo following directions on the box.
Once cooked, drain & rinse. Set aside to let cool.
In a large bowl, combine cool orzo pasta, vegetables, spinach, olives and half of the feta cheese.
In a small bowl, whisk together canola oil, olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt & pepper.
Pour the dressing over the pasta mixture. Gently fold until pasta & veggies are coated. Give a taste for seasoning addition. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, top with remaining feta for serving & enjoy!
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Let me know in the comments below if you give it a try!