Orzo Pasta Salad

This recipe is inspired by one of my members at our taster session. I usually use orzo pasta shapes in soups, I never though of using it as a salad! It was so nice that I have tried to recreate it and loved my version too. For convenience I have used Najma BBQ Chicken Chunks but you can cook chicken from scratch if you prefer. You can add any veg of your preference to it, I just used whatever I had in my fridge.

Serves: 4

Syns: FREE

Time Taken: less than 15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Orzo Pasta Salad

Orzo Pasta Salad



  • 150g orzo pasta
  • Najma BBQ chicken chunks
  • Cucumber
  • Carrot
  • Red pepper
  • Spring onions
  • Green chillies
  • Fresh coriander
  • Season to taste


Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.

Whilst the pasta is cooking, finely chop all the veg and the BBQ chicken chunks and set aside till the pasta is cooked.

Once the pasta is cooked, drain and run it through cold water under a sieve.

Mix the chicken and the veg to the pasta and season to taste.