The Easiest Summer Orzo Salad

The Easiest Summer Orzo Salad

This is literally the easiest orzo salad ever because it is so customizable. I like to make this orzo with any and all veggies and herbs that I have on hand in my fridge. I love these types of “clean out the fridge” meals and this orzo salad is perfect for it. 

I used a handful of herbs that I had in my garden to really brighten this dish. I really love adding scallions to all my dishes so I always add that, and I also used fresh oregano and chives but you can really add anything you like. 

I love adding a fish or tofu or something on top of a bowl of this orzo for the perfect meal. Sometimes I also will make an additional sauce to go over this meal like a pesto sauce or an aioli of sorts. 

You can use any veggies you have but these are the things I like to put in it:

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of orzo
  • Peppers
  • Brocoli
  • Red onion 
  • Grape tomatoes 
  • Carrots
  • Scallions
  • Fresh oregano
  • Chives 
  • Salt and pepper 
  • Italian dressing
  • Red wine vinegar 
  • Splash of olive oil 

Directions:

  1. Cook box of orzo according to box instructions 
  2. Chop up all the veggies you have 
  3. Add you fresh herbs 
  4. Season with salt and pepper 
  5. Add a big splash of red wine vinegar 
  6. Add a splash of olive oil 
  7. Add a big splash of Italian dressing (I used my moms homemade dressing but you can use any kind you have)
  8. Just keep adding a splash of each and taste test and adjust to your liking