Greek Orzo Pasta Salad with Dill and Feta

greek orzo pasta salad feature image
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
8 servings

When you think of Greek salad, you most likely think of the totally delicious horiatiki, made with tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, feta and kalamata olives. However, there’s another Greek salad that is less known but just as delicious — maroulosalata. Unlike horiatiki, this dish has a romaine lettuce base and combines fresh dill, green onion and (no surprise) plenty of feta cheese. Maroulosalata is the inspiration behind this Greek orzo pasta salad which is a perfect healthy meal for summer gatherings and easy meal prep option. The best part about this Greek orzo pasta salad is it tastes better the longer it sits in the fridge, so it’s recommended to make it in advance and let it sit overnight, if you can wait that long.

Related: My Greek Grandmother’s Moussaka



package (500 grams) orzo
cup feta
cup fresh dill
green onions
cup extra virgin olive oil
lemon, juiced
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste


orzo, green onion, feta cheese, lemon and olive oil pictures on a table
Step 1

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook your orzo as per package directions.

Step 2

While the orzo is cooking, chop the green onions and fresh dill. Feel free to dispose of any thick stems. Drain the orzo and transfer to a large bowl.

cooked orzo with olive oil, feta, chopped green onion and dill ready to be mixed in a large bowl
Step 3

Add the green onion, feta and dill to the orzo and whisk together the lemon juice and right before pouring over the salad.

greek pasta salad ingredients right before being mixed in a large bowl
Step 4

Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Place in the fridge for at lest 4 to 6 hours or, ideally, overnight. Serve cold and enjoy!

greek pasta salad completed and served in a white bowl

Rate Recipe

My rating for Greek Orzo Pasta Salad with Dill and Feta