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Greek Pasta Salad Family Picnic Recipe

Kid Approved Greek Pasta Salad

A deliciously simple kid approved greek pasta salad. Perfect for summer picnics or the lunch box.
Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine greek
Keyword greek salad, pasta salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 347kcal
Author Jen


  • 2 cups orzo
  • feta
  • 8 kalamata olives pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 3 small cucumbers chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped oregano
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare orzo according to package directions. Once orzo is cooked, rinse with cold water and set aside to cool and dry.
  • Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in the base of a large serving bowl. Let the kids do the whisking…always a fun task for kids.
  • Pour cooked and cooled orzo into the bowl with the vinaigrette. Stir until vinaigrette coats orzo.
  • Chopping vegetables is a great task for kids in the kitchen. Cucumbers can be easily chopped with a regular kitchen knife. Add chopped cucumbers, tomatoes and feta to the orzo. Stir until everything is combined.
  • Use scissors to chop the oregano directly into the salad.
  • Olives are totally optional…my kids won’t eat the olives, so I keep them aside for my own bowl of salad.
  • Stir everything together and add more salt and pepper as needed. Serve or transfer to a large resealable container.


Nutrition Info is to be used as a rough guide only. Nutrition Info is based on the products I am using and you may not be using the same products/brands. Thus, the Nutrition Info may vary.


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.5g | Protein: 9.5g | Fat: 14.2g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 2.9g | Sugar: 4.6g | Calcium: 920mg | Iron: 0.5mg