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Easy Salmon Orzo Pasta Salad

Have some leftover salmon from last night’s dinner? Salmon Orzo Pasta Salad is a great option! Not only is it easy to toss together, but it is full of vegetables and big bold flavors that we all loved.

Grilled Salmon Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe

The end of the season’s harvest of cucumbers, tomatoes, and spinach are so fantastic in this salad. Basically whatever you like goes with this delicious pasta salad that is good no matter what time of year it is.

With my Greek Freak vinaigrette, this pasta salad is bright, bold, and packed with spinach, olives, tomatoes, and all the feta cheese. Not to mention beautiful with all of the bright colors!

I know, it’s almost time for good old comfort food with the leaves starting to turn and the temperature starting to cool, but why not hang on to summer as long as we can!

Pasta salads are always a mainstay for us at summer barbecues, but I also like to include them as sides for fall cooking, and this pasta salad packed full of protein is perfect for an easy, satisfying lunch.

Check Out My Grilled Salmon Recipe here!

Salmon Orzo Greek Pasta Salad
Make an easy Greek Vinaigrette!

What’s the best dressing for our grilled salmon pasta salad?

This pasta salad not only features salmon that was cooked on our pellet grill and seasoned one of my favorite blends in existence, this Mediterranean Blend aka Greek Freak, by Spiceology, but it also is the perfect way to use up a batch of my Greek Freak Vinaigrette, too.

If you don’t have this seasoning blend, you can use another “Greek” or “Italian” dressing to sub in. I’ve used bottled dressing for this recipe many times successfully.

Salmon Orzo Greek Pasta Salad

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We catch and cook a LOT of salmon around here! Enjoy some of our favorite ways to prepare salmon at home:

Salmon Orzo Greek Pasta Salad

More recipes featuring orzo

Orzo is one of my favorite kinds of pasta to use for these types of salads. It is great in a lot of different dishes though! Here are some other recipes on the site that use orzo pasta.

Salmon Orzo Greek Pasta Salad

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Yield: 8 servings

Easy Salmon Orzo Pasta Salad

Salmon Orzo Greek Pasta Salad

This bright dish filled with grilled salmon, Mediterreinean flavors, and vegetables as far as the eye can see.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked orzo
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 1 small English cucumber, peeled and seeded and diced
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell peppers
  • 1 cup Greek Freak Dressing*
  • 1 medium filet grilled salmon (with

Instructions

  1. Start a pot of well-salted water to boil. Make sure it is well-salted! It should taste like the sea.
  2. Boil the orzo according to package directions, drain and rinse in cold water.
  3. Toss the orzo with the cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, cucumber, feta, olives, and bell peppers.
  4. Pour dressing over and toss gently.
  5. Chunk grilled salmon and serve on top or alongside.

Notes

  • You can sub a premade Greek vinaigrette if you don't want to make your own. A good Italian would also work!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 365Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 231mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 20g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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