Introduce your kiddos to Mediterranean flavors with this easy to make, ready in 10-minute Greek Orzo Pasta Salad. One of the reasons we love this pasta salad recipe is that you can easily change up the recipe with different veggies & dressings! Let the kiddos customize to their likely! Getting the kids involved in the prepping and assembling of this salad is a great way to empower them in the kitchen.
To complete the lunchbox serve with hummus, pita and a clementine.
Easy substitutions and additions in Greek Pasta Salad:
- Pasta – don’t like orzo? No problem, use your preferred pasta.
- Red or sweet onions
- Sweet or bell peppers
- Use 1/4 cup red wine vinegar and 1/4 olive oil instead of Greek Vinaigrette
How long are leftovers good in the refrigerator?
You can store leftovers in the fridge for about 4-5 days. That’s why this is a great meal prep or lunch recipe, you can make this easy Greek Pasta Salad on Sunday night and serve it in lunchboxes for several days.
Nutrition Tip: Peas have low sodium and high fiber punch, making recipes more satisfying and filling.
Try this Mediterranean Lentil Salad for a protein-packed spin.
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- 1 (12 oz.) box orzo, cooked according to package directions
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
- 1 cup chopped baby kale
- 1 (15.5 oz.) can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
- 1 cup Kalamata olives, halved
- 1 cup low-fat feta cheese
- 1/2 cup Greek vinaigrette
- Combine orzo, tomato, cucumber, peas, kale, beans, olives, cheese and dressing in large bowl. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes before serving
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 285mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 6g