Fresh Orzo Salad




The weather is so nice outside and we decided to have our lunch in the garden. The flowers are blooming and the smell of the Frangipani tree is sublime.

Serves 8


  • 250g of Orzo (small pasta, look like rice seeds)
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Mint leaves
  • Black olives Kalamata
  • Feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of caper
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 long green onions
  • Salt
  • Olive oil


  1. Boil a cooking pot over a medium heat and pour your orzo and cook for 15 minutes. The small pasta should be soft. Remove from the cooking pot and set aside in a colander.
  2. Wash and rinse all the vegetables. Usually, I rinse my vegetables in a bowl with water and a few drops of white vinegar.
  3. Cut into small cubes, the tomatoes, the green pepper, the red pepper, the yellow pepper, the cucumber and the green onions.
  4. Pour the fresh vegetables into a serving bowl and add the Orzo.
  5. Then add the feta cheese, the black olives Kalamata, the capers, a pinch of salt and drizzle with olive oil.
  6. Mix all the ingredients together.
  7. Cut on the top of the salad, fresh mint leaves.

This salad is fresh, healthy and so colorful just like the weather and much appreciated when we go for a picnic.


Bon Appétit!

11 Comments Add yours

  1. mima says:

    Le top du top …the best of the best !!!
    Ça se sent qu’il fait encore chaud chez vous ,car cette salade estivale en est la preuve !! Je l’adore et dés que je la fais ,mon fils me dit ” on va à la plage ? ” elle est très belle,que de belles couleurs qui nous attirent …
    Et El matlou3 …rien à dire …que,Allah ya3tik essaha ya Linda wa ikabar el khobza !!!
    Boussa kabira !!

    1. Oh oui Mima, on a passe une belle journee dans le jardin, c’est la plus belle saison pour moi ici…Il n’y a pas que ton fils a ce que je vois, le mien aussi adore cette salade 🙂 surtout bien fraiche.
      Pour le pain, celui la c’est “khobz ftir”, tu ne le laisses pas lever (juste 10 minutes), il est bien plat.
      En tout cas ykater khirek pour les visites et je te fais une grosse boussa aussi 🙂

  2. safiaigoudjil says:

    ya3tik essaha toutes tes recettes sont appétissantes 🙂

    1. La prochaine fois, on les partagera ensemble devant un grand festin…

  3. Linda says:

    Mmmm I adore this kind of cooking, Vegetables, vegetables, vegetables!

    1. I’m sure you are able to do it, Junior…Your mom will be proud of you 🙂

      1. Linda says:

        Yyyeas I’ll do it Inch’llh! She will ❤

  4. Chang H says:

    This salad looks so delicious! I love the vibrant colours – they’re a feast to the eyes. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe this week!

    1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I’d like to hear your feedback on this recipe, Chang.

      1. Chang H says:

        I love vegetables and dishes that are colourful, so naturally, I loved this recipe! I made it for supper, and had leftovers for lunch the next day. It was still delicious.

  5. I’m so glad you enjoyed “the orzo salad” 🙂 It is always happy to hear people tried my recipes and enjoyed it 😉

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