Easy & Delicious BLT Orzo Salad – Perfect for Summer!

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This Easy & Delicious BLT Orzo Salad isn’t just amazing to eat but incredibly easy to make. With summer around the corner this delicious salad will be a hit at any meal. 

Summer is the perfect time for salads, quick meals and staying out of the kitchen as much as possible.  Living in New England I’ve begun to appreciate the seasons, the need to get out when the weather starts warming up. Gone are the days of hot soups or stews that made up most of our Winter menu. This is the time when one starts craving delicious fresh salads full of flavors and taste. Most important you want a dish that’s quick and easy to put together so you can head back out and enjoy the beautiful weather outside. That’s why I’m simply head over head over heals with this BLT Orzo Salad. It’s the perfect combination of flavors and textures that make any summer meal a hit. This savory dish combines so many good ingredients into one simple dishes.

I can eat it alone as a quick lunch or include it as a side of a Grilled Meat dish. Whatever it is that you decide to do, you too will fall head over heals. So head below and see how simple this delicious dish is. Because of the various salty and savory ingredients mixed in with delicious orzo you will probably have to have more than one dish 🙂



2 cups of orzo, cooked per package

4 slices of turkey bacon, cooked and roughly chopped

1 cup of grape tomatoes, halved

1 ½ cup of arugula, roughly chopped

3-4 tablespoons of shaved parmesan cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese (I used parmesan)

2-3 tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette



In a large bowl, add in all the ingredients, and gently fold it together. Add in additional balsamic vinaigrette, if desired.



Mix  & Enjoy!

Couldn’t be easier!

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  • Reply Judy Thomas

    I love salads like this, it makes a nice change from lettuce salads. Thanks for the recipe.

    November 20, 2017 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply shannon fowler

    This looks so delicious, and everyone in my family loves anything with bacon.

    June 14, 2017 at 9:20 pm
  • Reply Calvin F.

    Looks like a great wholesome salad!

    May 13, 2017 at 7:05 pm
  • Reply Jo-Ann Brightman

    I love this recipe .. I think I would use the mozzarella and add some fresh basil.

    May 6, 2017 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply s powell

    This looks like an awesome salad thanks for sharing the recipe

    May 3, 2017 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply JENN Stapp

    This looks good. I bet it tastes even better. I like how the orzo would add something to give it more of a ‘meal’ feel to it.

    April 30, 2017 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply JENN Stapp

    I was just thinking I could do this without the bacon, but then I saw it was turkey bacon. I can definitely do that! Thanks for a great recipe!

    April 30, 2017 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Oooh yum!! This looks delish!! I love that it can be dairy free easily too (Id skip the cheese 😉 )!! <3

    April 30, 2017 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Sandra Caballero

    I got to make this since I have a box of orzo in my cabinet.

    April 30, 2017 at 3:32 am
  • Reply Sue E

    You made this sound real easy & delicious!! I want this to be my yummy lunch! Thanks!

    April 28, 2017 at 10:57 pm
  • Reply Deborah D

    This looks so yummy! I am making this come summer.

    April 28, 2017 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Lynne B

    My sister makes a lovely orzo salad. I’ll have to tell her about this one.

    April 28, 2017 at 3:12 pm
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