Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Pasta salad is always a reliable family reunion choice. It's portable and goes with everything from fried chicken to ham. This version with orzo can be served chilled or at room temperature.

How to Make It

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, and toss well to coat. Cover bowl and chill for 1 hour.

Ratings & Reviews

Shardoll's Review

August 19, 2014
Love this recipe. I made it several times for picnics and there is never anything left. The only thing I changed was I added chopped Kolimata olives to it.

megs2219's Review

May 24, 2014

rutty326's Review

May 15, 2014

DZKathryn's Review

August 04, 2013

Arndtm's Review

May 26, 2013
I love this salad. Not sure what is in it that would make some people describe it as awful. Unless you don't like balsamic or garlic. It's a great summer side dish.

sarahhicks's Review

September 11, 2012
I'm not sure why this recipe got such bad reviews by others. I have made this salad several times for parties and received compliments on it. It is easy and has a good flavor. It is best served cold so it's perfect for a make ahead summer salad. I will definitely make it again.

KAT9629's Review

August 07, 2012
It was awful it didn't come out good or tasty at all.

rstarrlemaitre's Review

July 30, 2012
I'm surprised by the very negative posts on here - I thought this was a nice summer pasta salad served chilled or room temperature. The orzo, peas, and feta paired quite well, and I liked the balsamic dressing, as opposed to a more standard mayo-based pasta salad. Great with barbecue foods and fresh corn on the cob.

shakeitup's Review

July 01, 2011
Didn't like it at all. Threw it out. Followed the recipe exactly and was very disappointed. I usually like these flavors together but it was blah! Won't make it again.

ddemauro's Review

May 08, 2011
Very good! Added some halved grape tomatoes to it for some extra color. Nexxt time might add some toasted slivered almonds or some other nut.