Italian Basil Orzo Salad

Italian Basil Orzo Salad

I thought I would share my recipe for this gorgeous Italian Basil Orzo Salad with you all this week since it was specially requested by my mother that I make this while we are at the beach this week.

Yes, my friends.  We are taking a family vacation and soaking up the rays.

It is a MUCH needed family vacation. :)

But do not worry.  I will not leave the blog empty and sad this week!

I have a couple more delicious summer inspired salad recipe posts coming your way this week, plus a couple of sand & sea themed posts- they only seemed appropriate given my locale for the next 6 days or so.


  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2 slices and then quartered
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium sweet banana pepper, halved, seeded, & chopped
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced and then chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese (I used a tomato basil feta cheese that I found at my local ALDI.)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled, smashed, & roughly chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Large handful of fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
Read the whole recipe on Frugal Foodie Mama