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Italian Orzo Pasta Salad

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3.6 from 5 reviews

  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Italian Orzo Pasta Salad is a simple pasta salad loaded full of flavor! Salty salami, creamy mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes and fresh basil mix perfectly with the orzo pasta. Drizzle in a homemade dressing to bring home the full Italian flavor in this pasta salad.


  • 16 oz Orzo pasta
  • 8 oz Italian dry salami log, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese block, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup basil, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cook the orzo pasta according to package instructions, drain and allow to cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, add the orzo pasta, salami, mozzarella, basil and sun dried tomatoes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil. lemon juice, pepper and salt. Pour over the pasta mixture and toss to coat completely.
  4. Allow to sit for 15-20 minutes before serving for all the flavors to combine. Refrigerate and serve cold or serve at room temperature. Enjoy!


  • This pasta salad can be served at room temperature or cold. The flavors combine the more it sits together!
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 400
  • Sugar: 0.5g
  • Sodium: 668mg
  • Fat: 21.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.8g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Protein: 18.3g
  • Cholesterol: 77mg

Keywords: Italian Orzo Pasta Salad

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