Perfect Potluck Pasta Salad

Perfect Potluck Pasta Salad

Serves Makes aout 10 culls of salad
Prep time 30 minutes


  • 2 cups orzo pasta
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes (halved or quartered)
  • 1 english cucumber (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 red, yellow or orange bell pepper (seeded and chopped)
  • ⅓ cup very thinly sliced red onions
  • 200g feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 10 kalamata olives (sliced)
  • 1 head romaine lettuce (washed and chopped)


  • ⅓ cup white wine vinegar
  • ⅔ cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper


1. Prepare orzo pasta in salted water per package directions or until al dente (approximate 7 minutes). Drain and rinse orzo with cold water to stop the cooking process.
2. Meanwhile, add all the ingredients for dressing to a small bowl and whisk until well combined.
3. Toss orzo, chopped vegetables, feta cheese and ¾ of the dressing in a large bowl (once combined this can stay in your refrigerator overnight).
4. Reserve ¼ of the dressing and chopped romaine to toss with prepared orzo just before serving.