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Mediterranean Strawberry Orzo Pasta Salad | The Mediterranean Dish. BEST orzo salad you will have! Packed with Mediterranean flavors from fresh herbs, lemony vinaigrette and feta cheese. A must try! See it on

Mediterranean Strawberry Orzo Pasta Salad


This strawberry orzo pasta salad features some of my favorite Mediterranean flavors. So little effort to the perfect potluck salad!


  • 8 oz baby broccoli, tough ends removed
  • Early Harvest Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 cup orzo pasta
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 cup minced scallions
  • 1 cup packed fresh chopped parsley
  • 15-20 fresh basil leaves, torn
  •  2 cups baby arugula
  •  8 oz. strawberries, sliced
  • 3/4 lb feta cheese, cut into cubes or small chunks

Lemon Vinaigrette  


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Slice baby broccoli in half length-wise, or cut into even sized pieces. Place on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Roast in heated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. (optional step, you can use raw broccoli, if you like)
  • While broccoli is roasting, cook the pasta. Fill a large pot with water; add salt and olive oil. Bring to a boil and add orzo. Cook to al dente (9-11 minutes). Drain. Transfer the hot pasta to a mixing bowl.
  •  Quickly make the lemon vinaigrette. Place all vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl, whisk vigorously to combine.
  • Pour the vinaigrette on top of the hot pasta. Add the shallots, scallions, parsley, basil. Toss to combine. Set aside to cool (if you have time, leave it for 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend).
  • Once the pasta has cooled, add in the arugula, roasted baby broccoli and strawberries. Toss gently to combine. Finally top with feta cheese chunks. Again, toss very gently; the cheese can mostly remain on top. Enjoy!


  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Salad, Mediterranean Salad, Strawberry Pasta Salad, Salad with Strawberries, Orzo Pasta Salad, Orzo, Orzo Salad, Mediterranean Orzo Salad