Orzo, Cherry Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Orzo, Cherry Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad


This light, bright pasta salad is ideal for party buffets because the small orzo pasta is easy to eat with a fork or spoon. Feel free to add your favorite cheeses and veggies; just be sure to cut them small so that they blend in with the pasta.

  • 8Servings


  • 1 3/4 cup orzo
  • 1 small red or white onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 12 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz. fresh mini mozzarella balls, drained and halved
  • 1/2 lb. snow peas, cut on diagonal into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup grated carrots


1  Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain, and rinse under cold water to cool and prevent from sticking.
2  Meanwhile, stir together onion, oil, and lemon juice in small bowl. Set aside.
3  Transfer orzo to large bowl, and stir in onion mixture and parsley. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Fold in cherry tomatoes, mozzarella-ball halves, snow peas, and carrots. Before serving, check seasoning and add more lemon juice, oil, salt, and pepper, if necessary.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 370
  • Carbohydrate Content: 35 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 23 mg
  • Fat Content: 21 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 6 g
  • Sodium Content: 34 mg
  • Sugar Content: 5 g