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Keeping it fresh, simple, and healthy today with this Greek Salmon with Lemon Feta and Orzo Summer Salad. Grilled (or pan-seared) Greek salmon, served with a summery orzo salad made with roasted peppers, tomatoes, olives, and avocado. Finish this simple summer dish with the most deliciously addicting marinated feta cheese with charred lemons plus lots of herbs. It doesn’t get easier or more delicious than this grilled salmon…simple, extra colorful, super flavorful, pretty healthy, and so delicious. The perfect dinner to serve any night of the week all summer long.

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Clearly I am very into these summery dinners filled with garden produce and herbs. I just can’t help it. When I have an abundance of fresh produce available to use, I can’t resist using it all…and sometimes all at once.

After yesterday’s oven fried mac and cheese bites, I figured something fresh, and oh so healthy, would be a nice switch up for today.

Enter this simple summery Greek salmon, loaded with produce and lemon feta.  It’s the summertime dish that’s fast, fresh, healthy, so pretty, and obviously…so delicious. I couldn’t be more excited to share this recipe today! So with that…

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Jumping into details…

I guess I will start with this, today’s ingredient list long, but there are a lot of herbs, spices, vinegar, and oil being used. My hope is that these are items you already have on hand. And that all you’ll need to pick up from the market is fresh salmon and veggies.

Now, the salmon. I seasoned it up in quite possibly one of my favorite seasoning blends. It’s a combination of balsamic vinegar, smoked paprika (not really Greek…but it’s one of my favorite spices), fresh oregano, shallots (KEY!), garlic (also KEY), and lots of olive oil. Mix, and let it sit while you get everything else for the salad together.

For the summery orzo, you’re really just tossing hot orzo with plenty of fresh herbs, roasted red peppers, chickpeas, tomatoes, olives, and avocado. Add a little olive oil and season this up with salt and pepper.

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On to the grill…

Grill the salmon until it’s just charring. At the very same time, grill the slices of lemon until caramelized. And then, just like with last week’s lemon butter pasta, chop the lemon slices and toss with lots and lots of fresh herbs. Then toss the whole mix with the crumbled feta cheese and a splash of olive oil. Now you have charred lemon feta…

And it’s delectable…and just a little addicting. Salty, lemony, and heavy on the herbs.

Also, if you don’t have a grill, you can easily just pan-sear or oven-bake the salmon. Either option is going to be great!

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Put it all together…

I love to toss some of the lemon feta with the orzo salad. Next, spoon the orzo onto plates, add the salmon, and sprinkle on a generous amount of the lemon feta.

Done. Dinner in less than an hour that’s also colorful and oh so GOOD!

And simple! And in my book, simple AND delicious, well that’s the name of the game when it comes to summer recipes.

This dish has become my personal go-to low-key dinner that’s satisfying, healthy, and in season. It’s also a great hearty recipe to incorporate into your weekly meal prep. Enjoy a delicious healthy dinner, or use it for lunches throughout the week. I like to make this when I know I’m having an “off” week, with very little recipe testing and photographing. Basically, my computer days.

Oh, and here’s an added bonus…this can be made entirely made on the grill, so no oven! Perfect for these hot summer months.

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Looking for other summer salmon recipes? Here are some favorites:

Cilantro Lime Salmon with Mango Salsa

Garlic Butter Creamed Spinach Salmon

Sesame Crusted Curried Salmon Burgers with Lemony Herbs

Lemon Parmesan Salmon with Corn Salad

Lastly, if you make this Greek salmon with lemon feta and orzo summer salad, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Greek Salmon with Lemon Feta and Orzo Summer Salad.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 1527 kcal

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Orzo Summer Salad


  • 1. Place the salmon in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Add 3 tablespoons olive oil, the balsamic vinegar, paprika, oregano, shallot, garlic, and a pinch each of crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper. Rub the seasonings and oil evenly into flesh. Toss the lemon slices into the oil.
    2. To make the salad. Add the orzo, olive oil, juice of 1 lemon, herbs, and a pinch each of crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to a large serving bowl. Add the chickpeas, red peppers, tomatoes, olives, and avocado, toss to combine.
    3. Heat your grill, grill pan, or skillet to medium high heat. Place the salmon on the grill, skin side down. Add the lemon slices. Cover and cook until skin is lightly charred, 4-5 minutes, flip the salmon and lemons, grill another 3-4 minutes until opaque. Remove everything from the grill.
    4. Finely chop the lemon slices and mix them with the herbs, crumbled feta, and 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add a couple of spoonfuls of the feta to the orzo salad.
    5. Divide the salad between plates. Add the salmon and sprinkle with lemon feta. Top with lots of fresh herbs, and an extra squeeze of lemon, if desired. Enjoy!
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    1. Hi Rebecca,
      Happy Labor Day! Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your feedback! So glad it was enjoyed:)

    1. Hi JoAnn,
      Thanks for your comment and making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! Hope you’re off to a great week! ? xT

  1. 5 stars
    I made this on a camping trip and served 11 people. I did it on a Blackstone griddle but made the orzo inside my camping trailer. It was a huge hit and absolutely delicious- the only thing I omitted was the garlic because I forgot to bring it but otherwise I followed the recipe and just loved it.

    1. Hey Judy,
      Wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing your review and making this recipe. Love to hear that it was a winner! xxT

    1. Hey Holly,
      Totally, that will work well for you! Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx

  2. 5 stars
    This was one of our most favorite meals of all time, and will definitely be making again. Cooked in the oven at 350 F until 125 F using meat thermometer as did not want to lose the marinade/rub when flipping on grill. Was perfect. The feta/lemon/rub mix at the end is outstanding!

    1. Hi Genevieve,
      Awesome!! Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was a hit. Have the best week:) xx

  3. 4 stars
    This was delicious, definitely took a long time to make, but I never go by time estimates in general! The only thing I would change is adding in the chopped lemon after grilling… I’ve never cut up the actual rind of a lemon before for a dish, but even chopped small, the consistency stood out in each bite not in a good way and it seemed to add a bitter taste. Maybe this was a matter of not cooking for long enough? They were pretty soft and grilled a long time, so I’m not sure! Maybe zest or juice for us instead next time. 🙂

    1. Hi Hannah,
      Thank you so very much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Maybe try zest next time:) Happy Holidays!??

  4. 5 stars
    This is one of my favorite recipes, and I’m not even a salmon person. I rarely remake recipes because I always like trying something new, but after making this last summer I enjoyed it so much so had to revisit. I also just got back from Greece and am missing their cuisine, the cheese here is just not the same! I don’t have a grill so made the salmon in a skillet and turned out great. This did take me 2 hours in total. Most HBH recipes tend to take me 2-3x longer than what the recipe says. It’s very worth it though, delicious and healthy, and I have tons of leftovers.

    1. Hey Lindsay,
      Thanks a lot for trying out this recipe. I love to hear that it was enjoyed and hope you have the best week! xTieghan

  5. 4 stars
    This recipe was delicious!! Family loved it. It took me 1.5 hours to make this, not 20 mins. I suppose if I had all the ingredients washed and chopped beforehand, it would be faster. The Orzo salad took awhile. I used 1 cup dried orzo and got about 2.5 Cups cooked.
    Also, I sliced the lemons 1/4″ and lost most of the fruit on the BBQ. Will slice thicker next time. Do they sit on top of the salmon until you flip?
    I ended up having half the orzo salad leftover – it makes a lot! Forgot the avocado but didn’t miss it. Did not use all the feta/lemon/herb mix on salmon so next time will cut that down, but I did add it to the salad and of course, YUM, so maybe not! Thank you for this great summer dish. 🙂

    1. Hey Anne,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Sorry this took you longer than expected. Yes, the lemon sits on top of the salmon. Have a great week:) xTieghan

  6. I made this last night and it was so delicious! Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes. I’ve made so many and each is always amazing.

    1. Hey Talia,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Alyssa,
      Happy Weekend! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Lydia,
      You will add the cucumber to the salad in step 2. I hope you love the dish, let me know how it turns out! xTieghan

  7. Got all these beautiful ingredients home – to find out the grill is time to be replaced. I see in the recipe that you can cook it in the oven – what temperature and time frame would you cook it in the oven? Thanks an advanced , can’t wait to try it !

    1. Hey Kristin,
      I grilled mine, but if you need to use the oven I would bake at 350 for 15 minutes. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Andi,
      Yes, the recipe calls for 3 cups of cooked orzo:) I hope you love the dish, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan