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Cilantro-Lime Orzo Pasta Salad is light, refreshing, delicious, and perfect for picnics, potlucks, and backyard barbecues. 
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5 from 2 votes

Cilantro-Lime Orzo Pasta Salad

Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Cilantro Lime Orzo Pasta Salad
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 248kcal


  • 8 oz. orzo pasta
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes halved
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook orzo according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and set aside.
  • Make the dressing in a small bowl by whisking together lime juice, olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Stir in cilantro and pour over cooked orzo.
  • Toss pasta with green onions, bell pepper, and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until chilled and/or ready to serve.



Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1020IU | Vitamin C: 49.8mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.3mg