Summer orzo pasta salad with halloumi

This healthy orzo salad recipe is full of bright, fresh, summery flavor… Gorgeous vegetables, bright parsley, tomatoes, creamy avocado, salty halloumi along with a dose of fresh lemon and olive oil, make the perfect side dish to share at your next BBQ!

I could lick the bowl clean. It’s like a party in your mouth.

Easy and ready in just 15 min.



Summer orzo pasta salad with halloumi
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Serves: 4-6
  • 1 cup orzo pasta (uncooked)
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cooked peas
  • 200g grilled halloumi
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • black pepper and salt
  1. Boil orzo pasta following instructions on the package.
  2. While the orzo is cooking, juice the limes into a large mixing bowl, and whisk in the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Grill halloumi cheese on the pan or electric grill.
  3. When the orzo is done the cooking, drain it (do not rinse), and toss it with the sauce mixture while still warm.
  4. Allow the pasta and sauce mixture to cool while you chop the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Mix everything until well combined.



  1. This is a beautiful salad! So pretty and vibrant! My eldest son’s favourite food is halloumi, he’d adore this!