Lemony Orzo-Veggie Salad with Chicken

  • amyallen Posted: 07/09/10
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    Great summer dish. Didnt have goat cheese but substituted Feta. Also added yellow cherry tomatoes for more taste and color. I served this as part of a salad supper with fruit salad, caprice salad and Greek slaw. It's a keeper!

  • fairydragonstar Posted: 07/08/10
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    Very easy to make..followed the recipe exactly...it was perfect and light for a hot summers night

  • Whygal Posted: 07/08/10
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    Good, light pasta salad for a hot summer evening. Followed recipe except I subbed in feta cheese (no one likes goat cheese!) and used fresh basil from my garden rather than the dill. Looking forward to the leftovers for lunch today!!

  • Laurie18 Posted: 07/25/10
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    Loved this and would make this again for a picnic or potluck. Reminded me of a wonderful pasta salad. Fresh and lively.

  • ArthurP Posted: 08/07/10
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    This was great. I did it without the chicken and added extra veggies. Swapped the goat cheese for FF Feta and it was delicious! It was perfect for our annual block party and was easily doubled. It was definitely better made ahead a few hours though, so take the time to make it in advance.

  • vpteacher Posted: 08/18/10
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    Easy, refreshing salad

  • annveronica Posted: 07/02/10
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    We thought this was delicious - and fresh and easy. A great addition to the summer weeknight meals.

  • Sewfun Posted: 07/04/10
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    Outstanding! The taste stays fresh even as leftovers the next day.

  • granny10 Posted: 08/11/10
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    Very good. I didn't have enough orzo so I used a harvest blend of grains and red onion instead of green but it was excellent. Will make it many more times. We had sliced tomatoes and foccacio bread with it.

  • Okristin Posted: 07/08/10
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    wow! this was absolutely yummy! so perfect for a light summer dish! I followed the recipe except added extra dill, no red peppers(not a fan) and didn't have the goat cheese. It was so good I immediately made a second batch just to have in fridge.

  • poundridge Posted: 08/18/10
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    So wonderful. this has been my summer salad that I make for cookouts or potlucks or having a casual dinner with friends. I double the dressing. Enjoy!

  • daparr Posted: 08/06/11
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    This is a tasty, feel-good dish, especially in warm weather. Not the most filling the world, but more than satisfactory on the taste buds.

  • MaryPhil Posted: 06/03/12
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    VERY NICE DISH... Light and healthy with wonderful flavor - Absolutely Delicious! Will put on our "rotation" list of recipes. My only change will be to add a little more lemon juice, olive oil and honey. Mixture seemed a little on the dry side; and instead of goat cheese, I used feta.

  • sccook Posted: 04/08/12
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    I made this recipe as a side dish without the chicken, and it was good. I used fresh basil instead of dill, and feta in place of the goat cheese. I will make this again, but increase the amount of dressing - it seemed a little dry.

  • Lunasea Posted: 03/16/13
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    This is awesome. Too awesome, I ate twice the recommeded serving size.

  • marybeth123 Posted: 05/06/12
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    I'm always looking for ways to use left over grilled chicken and this was absolutely perfect! I substituted grape tomatoes for the cucumbers and used orange bell pepper for a color contrast. I used Chavrie goat cheese which is creamy and mild. Really good flavors especially after combining for a couple of hours. This is a new favorite pasta salad!

  • Irie2012 Posted: 04/05/12
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    I liked this recipe, but be careful with the lemon and spices because the next day it can be overpowering. I ended up adding an extra tablespoon of olive oil in the end so it would stay moist the next day. Also added less dill as the first time I made it, the next day the dill was overpowering. I include baby tomatos sliced in half. And used crumbled feta instead of goat cheese. All in all, I like this recipe and recommend it to others. This would be great at a summer cookout and at room temp its still very tasty.

  • avthor Posted: 01/31/13
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    We loved this light and refreshing dish! It is being added to our monthly meal plan. Even the kids liked this!

  • HollyMcGarry Posted: 12/01/12
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    We absolutely love this recipe and it is a weekly meal for us. I also added a bit more lemon juice and honey along with grape tomatoes and arugula.

  • kwallace73 Posted: 06/12/13
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    Made this last night with some leftover chicken and it was delicious. Best of all it is super easy to make. Ate it today for lunch served cold and it was almost better, because the flavors had time to sit and blend overnight. Yum! Will definitely make this again. Would also consider serving it as a side dish at a summer potluck, but would probably switch out the goat cheese for something else, since not everyone is a fan of this tangy cheese.

  • Megandig Posted: 04/20/14
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    This is really simple to make and tastes fantastic! I've made it for picnics and gathering and everyone loves it!

  • cathilopez Posted: 04/02/14
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    I made this tonight for the first time. My husband and I loved it!!! I made just a few changes~ I did not add any cheese or dill. The recipe was light and yummy. I will be making this again

  • akcooks Posted: 07/17/13
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    We love this salad! I make it for potlucks, picnic nights, pool days, and dinners at home. A great one to pack and take and tastes better the next day.

  • heatskitchen Posted: 07/05/13
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    Lemon Orzo Salad from Cooking Light magazine! This was a nice, light summer-ish salad that I highly recommend! http://heatskitchen.blogspot.com/2013/07/lemon-orzo-salad.html

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