Lemon Orzo Salad


It’s a beautiful Sunday although I am still longing for warmer weather.   For dinner, we all voted for fish, therefore, I made Parmesan herbed tilapia which I paired with Lemon Orzo Salad and steamed broccoli.

Until the volleyball season is over for my younger one, dinner will be simple, quick, and delicious.

Lemon Orzo Salad

Lemon Orzo Salad


½ cup lemon juice

1 Tbsp lemon zest

¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

¼ cup chopped parsley

¼ cup chopped chives

2 Tbsp chopped mint

¼ tsp red pepper flakes

One 1 lb. box orzo cooked al dente

1 cup diced roasted red pepper

½ cup toasted pine nuts

Salt to taste


In a bowl combine lemon juice and zest.  Whisk in oils, herbs and red pepper flakes.  Add orzo and roasted red pepper and toss with dressing.  Let salad stand at least one hour before seasoning to taste and toss in pine nuts.

Parmesan Herbed Tilapia

Parmesan Herbed Tilapia

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Mix Parmesan cheese, parsley, paper flakes, lemon zest, salt, and pepper together

Coat tilapia fillets with extra virgin olive oil and press into the Parmesan cheese mixture.

Bake for 10 minutes

Lemon Orzo Salad, Parmesan Herbed Fish, Steamed Broccoli
Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

Do you have a different recipe for orzo, share with me, would you serve your parmesan herbed tilapia with something else?  Let me know, I would love to hear from you.


  1. I can’t wait to try this meal! I’m gluten free but sometimes I can find GF Orzo. And I love the parmesan crusted tilapia. I wanted to pin this to save the recipes to pinterest, but it didn’t work. Saved to my computer, though, for future reference!

  2. Tilapia is definitely one of my favorite fish. I love making a blacked tilapia with fresh tomatoes and avocado on top. I love pairing it with long grain and wild rice and asparagus.

  3. What a lovely Sunday dinner. Love the recipe for your Lemon Orzo Salad. I’ll have to make it this summer for one of our cookouts!


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