Lemon Tahini {Gluten Free} Orzo Salad

With a tangy Lemon Tahini dressing, this Gluten Free Orzo Salad with fresh tomatoes, asparagus, and mozzarella is sure to please!

Lemon Tahini Gluten Free Orzo Salad

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Medittarean Inspiration

American Gluten Free BoxEach month I receive a box full of goodies from American Gluten Free. I love subscriptions boxes because I get to be creative and try things I wouldn’t usually buy at the store. This month there were all kinds of Medittarean themed goodies, and being that I already went to the store this week, I wanted to make a dish with things I already had on hand.

Lemon Tahini Gluten Free Salad

Lemon Tahini Gluten Free Orzo Salad

We don’t usually eat a lot of Mediterranean flavors, but I was excited to try making a pasta salad with the orzo. I like the Andean Dream brand that came in my box because it holds up well, has quinoa flour, and doesn’t use corn, but any gluten free orzo will do.

I made a quick dressing with Tahini. It is so yummy; I would eat the dressing on anything. Garlicky, lemony flavor with a touch of sweetness from white wine vinegar and agave. There is no oil in the recipe, so you save a few calories! A little goes a long way.

Lemon Tahini Gluten Free Orzo Salad

 Easy Dinner

This meal was super fast to make. I even had a little help from my toddler (mostly she ate the cheese and tomatoes, but it kept her busy!). To serve on the side, I cooked up some chicken that I marinated in a tablespoon olive oil, tablespoon lemon juice, and some Mediterranean seasoning. Quick and easy. If you want something a little different, you could always serve it with a side of my gluten free chicken piccata!

The gluten free orzo salad can be served room temperature or cold. Be sure to save some of the lemon tahini dressing for an extra drizzle!

I hope you enjoy this quick and easy Lemon Tahini Gluten Free Orzo Salad.

If you’re interested in getting boxes of goodies each month, check out American Gluten Free. You never know what kind of inspiration the next box might bring!

Lemon Tahini Gluten Free Orzo Salad

Lemon Tahini Gluten Free Orzo Salad
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    Lemon Tahini Orzo Salad
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free orzo
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup mini fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1 cup steamed asparagus pieces (about 5 or 6 stalks)
  • 2 -3 Tablespoons Lemon Tahini Dressing
    Lemon Tahini Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Clove Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Agave
  • 1 Tablespoon Water (to thin sauce

  1. Cook gluten free orzo according to package directions.
  2. Rinse under cool water.
  3. Toss with cherry tomatoes, steamed asparagus, and mozzarella.
  4. Whisk together all Lemon Tahini Dressing Ingredients.
  5. Add 2-3 tablespoons to the gluten free orzo salad.
  6. Serve with additional dressing on the side.

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20 thoughts on “Lemon Tahini {Gluten Free} Orzo Salad

  1. What a beautiful summer dish to not be weighed down with .. the lemon and orzo pair perfectly and when you are looking for a lite meal with great flavor, this is it!

  2. The salad looks so refreshing and delicious. I love Mediterranean flavors and this would be amazing to try. I’m a new fan of orzo and bought a big packet, so time to use some now 🙂

  3. My daughter has Celiac Disease so she is always looking for tasty new recipes to try. This sounds like it would fit the bill.

  4. Such lovely flavours in this salad! I love subscription boxes too. It’s like Christmas every month when you don’t know what (and when) you are going to get in a box!

  5. This sounds & looks amazing! It’s been ages since I’ve had orzo! I think I’m going to need to add it to our grocery list! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe! 🙂

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