Greek Lemon Orzo Salad

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A fabulous side, great for taking to gatherings, and substantial enough to have as a meal, this Lemon Orzo Salad tastes like a Greek Salad with a bright zesty lemon dressing! As vegetable sizes can differ, adjust the quantities to your taste.

Ingredients for 6 servings

1 cup / 200g risoni / orzo pasta
350g / 12 oz cherry tomatoes, halved (or 2 large tomatoes)
2 Lebanese / Persian cucumbers, diced
150g / 5 oz firm feta, cut into ½cm/ ½” cubes
¼ – ½ red onion, cut into wedges and sliced thinly
1 green capsicum/bell pepper, cut into 3 cm / 2.25″ strips (Note 1)
150g/5oz whole black olives, seed in (adjust qty to taste)
1½ teaspoons dried oregano

2 tsp lemon zest
3 tbsp lemon juice
5 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard (or other mild mustard)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp salt
Black pepper