Rainbow orzo salad

Low-calorie pasta recipe for 1 people, takes only 20 mins; recipe has pepper, red onion, olive oil, cherry tomato, orzo, feta cheese and basil.

Rainbow orzo salad

Rainbow orzo salad

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Low-calorie pasta


Prep time

10 mins


  • Cherry Tomato: 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Olive Oil: 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Red Onion: 1 red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • Pepper: 2 peppers, different colours if you like, deseeded and sliced
  • Orzo: 25g orzo pasta
  • Feta Cheese: 25g feta cheese, crumbled
  • Basil: 2 tbsp roughly chopped basil


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the peppers and onion in a roasting tin and drizzle with half the oil. Roast for 20 mins, adding the tomatoes for the final 5 mins. Leave to cool.
  2. Cook the orzo following pack instructions, then run under cold water to cool before draining thoroughly. Toss with the vegetables, the remaining oil, the feta and basil. Will keep in the fridge for a few days.