Go Back

Freezer Pasta Salad Recipe for Kids


  • 1 pound whole wheat orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped dill
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup yellow pepper chopped
  • 1 cup red pepper chopped
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • optional: feta cheese


  1. Cook orzo according to package directions.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, dill, and garlic for dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a large bowl, combine orzo, peppers, onions, and olives. Toss with dressing.
  4. Allow to cool completely. Once cool, divide pasta into freezer safe containers. Freeze up to 2 months.
  5. Thaw in refrigerator overnight before packing in lunchbox the next day.
  6. Optional serving suggestion: top with feta cheese for a protein boost.