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Serving Bowl Filled with Vegan Greek Orzo Salad With Spoon
Vegan Greek Orzo Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Cooling time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This vegan Greek orzo salad is a sure-fire hit for summer cookouts! With tender pasta, cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, tofu feta and cucumber in a zesty vegan Greek vinaigrette, this salad makes a scrumptious side dish that also works great as a light summer main.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Greek
Keyword: greek, pasta, salad, summer
Servings: 6
Calories: 344 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
Ingredients
For the Dressing
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the Salad
  • 1 1/2 cups dried orzo pasta
  • Dash olive oil
  • 1/2 medium red onion, coarsely chopped (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 batch tofu feta cheese
Instructions
  1. Whisk all of the dressing ingredients together in a small jar or bowl. Set it aside.

  2. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add the orzo and cook it according to the package directions.

  3. Drain the pasta into a colander, return it to the pot, and toss with a dash of olive oil to prevent sticking. Allow it to cool.

  4. While the pasta cools, place the red onion into a small bowl and cover it with cold water. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes, then drain the water. (This will remove some of the onion's bite.)

  5. When the pasta is cool transfer it to a large bowl. Add the onion, olives, cucumber, tomato, parsley and tofu feta. Pour the dressing over the ingredients and toss to coat.

  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Greek Orzo Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2.3g12%
Sodium 716mg30%
Potassium 354mg10%
Carbohydrates 41.8g14%
Fiber 4.4g18%
Sugar 6.2g7%
Protein 12.7g25%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.