Orzo Salad

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This Easy Orzo Salad makes a quick lunch – it’s simple to make with fresh produce, dried or fresh fruit, left-over roast chicken or turkey and a lemony dressing. 

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Orzo Salad

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 minute

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: Andrea - Formerly "Hurried Health Nut" ♥

A simple pasta style salad that's perfect for a quick lunch!


Salad Dressing

  • 1 - large lemon, juiced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 tsp - honey
  • 1/2 tsp - sea salt, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp - extra virgin olive oil


  1. Begin by cooking the cassava orzo according to package directions.
  2. While the orzo cooks, wash and prep the chard, carrot and shallot.
  3. Add the sliced chard, shredded carrot, sliced shallot, shredded chicken and dried cranberries to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add dressing ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  5. When the orzo is finished cooking, drain and add it to the large bowl along with the other ingredients.
  6. Pour the dressing over everything and toss to combine. Add extra sea salt to taste. Enjoy!


This pasta salad is best served immediately, or chilled slightly, but will save in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. No need to reheat. It’s perfect rightout of the fridge!

With thanks to Andrea (formerly Hurried Health Nut). When Andrea decided to close her website I reached out and she lovingly agreed to allow her recipes to live on at the AIP Recipe Collection so that folks around the world can continue to enjoy her whole-food recipes that provide maximum nourishment with minimal effort.