Orzo is not as easy to find as one might expect. Maybe Minnesota has too much Norweigen influence and prefers lefse over orzo but once I finally tracked some down, the hope of finding a whole-grain version was long gone. As long as I left the store with orzo, I would worry about fitting in whole-grains later.

I wanted to come up with a salad that was light, but flavorful and this turned out just as I had hoped. Bright and citrusy flavor, full of good-for-you zucchini, and a touch of pasta for good measure. Because you can never have too much pasta. And I’m not even Italian!

Orzo Salad with Zucchini & Feta - about 2 servings

  • 1/4 cup orzo
  • 2 small zucchini, cut into half length-wise and then into 1/4-1/2 inch slices
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 Tbsp feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Greek Seasoning
  • salt & pepper

Prepare orzo as directed. Set aside in medium sized bowl.

Heat large pan and spray with cooking spray. Add zucchini and garlic to pan, seasoning lightly with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, until golden brown. Add to bowl with orzo and let cool.

Prepare dressing: mix olive oil, lemon juice and greek seasoning. Whisk until combined and pour over orzo and zucchini mixture. Add feta crumbles and toss until combined. Let cool and serve cool or at room temperature.



32 Comments (Reply )

  1. Karla
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 9:50 am

    This looks amazing!! I would most definitely add some olives too :)
    What is in greek seasoning?

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    • Emily
      Jun 17, 2010 @ 10:19 am

      Olives would be a great addition! I’ll have to check the brand name, but it is just called ‘greek seasoning’

      Emily http://www.anutritionisteats.com

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  2. Karla
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 9:50 am

    This looks amazing!! I would most definitely add some olives too :)
    What is in greek seasoning?

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    • Emily
      Jun 17, 2010 @ 10:19 am

      Olives would be a great addition! I’ll have to check the brand name, but it is just called ‘greek seasoning’

      Emily http://www.anutritionisteats.com

      Sent from my iPhone

      Reply

  3. Mo@MommyRD
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 10:48 am

    I think our taste buds were separated at birth! This looks amazing, as usual.

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  4. Mo@MommyRD
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 10:48 am

    I think our taste buds were separated at birth! This looks amazing, as usual.

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  5. Dawn (HealthySDLiving)
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 11:57 am

    Surprisingly I have all of these ingredients–might just have to try this out! Looks delicious!

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  6. Dawn (HealthySDLiving)
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 11:57 am

    Surprisingly I have all of these ingredients–might just have to try this out! Looks delicious!

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  7. Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 12:26 pm

    Looks so good! I love orzo! Great way to make a meal out of it!

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  8. Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 12:26 pm

    Looks so good! I love orzo! Great way to make a meal out of it!

    Reply

  9. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    I think the Wedge has orzo in bulk . . . did you look there?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Jun 20, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

      I forgot to check the bulk section. I just looked in the pasta section. i’ll have to check next time, thanks!

      Reply

  10. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    I think the Wedge has orzo in bulk . . . did you look there?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Jun 20, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

      I forgot to check the bulk section. I just looked in the pasta section. i’ll have to check next time, thanks!

      Reply

  11. Kristin
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

    You have good taste (no pun intended). I just saw almost this same salad in Real Simple magazine! Yum!

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  12. Kristin
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

    You have good taste (no pun intended). I just saw almost this same salad in Real Simple magazine! Yum!

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  13. Angharad
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 4:45 pm

    Where did you find it?! Because I have struggled to locate it too….and this looks amazing.

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  14. Angharad
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 4:45 pm

    Where did you find it?! Because I have struggled to locate it too….and this looks amazing.

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  15. cozydelicious
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

    Yum! I love orzo. I actually have found whole wheat orzo at Whole Foods. I just got a whole bunch of Greek seasoning from Penzy’s, and I’m so excited to use it – this is a perfect recipe to try it out!

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  16. cozydelicious
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

    Yum! I love orzo. I actually have found whole wheat orzo at Whole Foods. I just got a whole bunch of Greek seasoning from Penzy’s, and I’m so excited to use it – this is a perfect recipe to try it out!

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  17. Erika (Dr.TriRunner)
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

    Really? I see it all the time… Lunds, Target, even Rainbow!!

    This recipe sounds REALLY good. I’m still doing GF, but I have a perfect replacement for the orzo and I’m golden! ;)

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  18. Erika (Dr.TriRunner)
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

    Really? I see it all the time… Lunds, Target, even Rainbow!!

    This recipe sounds REALLY good. I’m still doing GF, but I have a perfect replacement for the orzo and I’m golden! ;)

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  19. lola
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

    this looks really good! i think it’d be great with sun dried tomatoes too.

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  20. lola
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

    this looks really good! i think it’d be great with sun dried tomatoes too.

    Reply

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