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Lemon Dill Orzo Salad

Lemon Dill Orzo Salad

A perfect side dish for any picnic, potluck or backyard BBQ!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 lb Orzo Pasta
  • ½ lb Bacon cut in ½ in pieces
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers diced
  • ½ Red Onion diced
  • 1 English Cucumber peeled, seeded, diced

For the Dressing

  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Coarse Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Dill
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Parsley


  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Start water boiling for pasta
  • In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add bacon piece and cook until crispy. Remove to a plate with a paper towel and let cool until ready to add to salad
  • Add orzo to boiling water and cook as directed on package. Drain and rinse with cool water to arrest cooking process.
  • In a large serving bowl, zest both lemons and then juice both lemons. Add all ingredients for the dressing and whisk together.
  • Fold orzo into dressing until well coated. Then add in bacon and vegetables. Serve right away or cover and put in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Keyword Orzo Salad, Pasta Salad, Salad, Side Dish
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