Cucumber Orzo Pasta Salad

The perfect quick and easy summer side dish, this Cucumber Orzo Pasta Salad with lemon-herb dressing and feta takes just 20 minutes to make!




  1. Cook the orzo: Cook the orzo in boiling, salted water according to package directions. Once the orzo is cooked, drain it in a fine-mesh sieve and rinse under cold water for about a minute, or until orzo is completely cool.
  2. Make the salad: In a large bowl, combine the orzo, cucumber, red onion, and feta.
  3. Make the dressing and finish the salad: In a small jar, shake together lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, dill, salt and pepper for 30 seconds or until completely emulsified. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Keywords: side dish, pasta salad, orzo, cucumber, potluck recipe, cookout recipe, barbecue recipe, summer recipe, easy side