Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Tuna, Artichoke & Sun-dried Tomatoes

"Mediterranean Orzo Salad is a healthy recipe inspired by the Italian flavors of artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, and orzo pasta. This summer salad is a great choice to bring to your summer gathering, for a light weeknight meal, and is also a great meal prep idea. Mix this Italian orzo pasta salad with a simple lemony Dijon vinaigrette."
-- @spoonabilities
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 8mins
Serves or Makes: 8

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  • 1 1/2 cups orzo pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 1/2 cup oil-packed sun dried tomatoes, drained and thinly sliced
  • 1 (6.7 ounce) can water-packed tuna, drained
  • 1/4 cup capers, drained
  • 3 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
  • Sea salt

For the Dressing


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1 small clove garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Step 1

    Prepare the dressing: In a mason jar add the chopped shallots, olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, oregano, grated garlic, sea salt, and black pepper. Shake well and set aside.

  • Step 2

    In a mixing bowl combine the orzo, tuna, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, capers and parsley. Pour the dressing and toss until evenly combined.

  • Step 3

    Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.

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