We Pigged Out on Costco’s Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad!

The Costco Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad is a new addition to Costco’s prepared meal solutions.  This latest Costco product is a Pasta Salad that is absolutely packed with flavor and makes for a delightful meal.

This review will cover everything you need to know about Costco’s latest creation to help you decide if the Mediterranean Pasta Salad is right for you!

Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad at Costco

Key Takeaways

The Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad from Costco is loaded with bold, Mediterranean flavors like Greek olives, feta cheese and dried tomatoes.  

The meal is value priced.

I loved the meal but it is not appropriate for people who do not like pork or who are picky eaters in general.


The Mediterranean pasta salad has the following ingredients:

  • Orzo Pasta
  • Mediterranean Vinaigrette
  • Calabrese Salami (made with pork)
  • Dried Tomatoes
  • Feta Cheese
  • Natamycin (natural mold inhibitor)
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Baby Spinach

The pasta salad is not gluten free and does contain pork.

The olives are Greek Kalamata olives that are sliced lengthwise.  When sliced in this manner they are called barchetta, which translates to “little boat”.  Kalamata olives are named after the city in Greece where they were first grown. They are only found in the Peloponnese Peninsula in Greece.

Mediterranean Pasta Salad Ingredients

Taste Test!

I think the Mediterranean Pasta Salad tastes amazing.

The orzo pasta is perfectly cooked and lightly coated with the flavorful, lemony Mediterranean Vinaigrette.

I love that every bite is absolutely packed with bold flavors.  This salad is packed with Kalamata olives, salami, feta, dried tomatoes and baby spinach.  Every single one of those ingredients is loaded with flavor.

In fact, there are so many bold flavors going on in here that I suspect some people will not like this salad.  This salad is perfect for people who want huge flavors and should be avoided by known picky eaters.

Ready to Eat Mediterranean Pasta Salad from Costco

A surprising twist is that, while the flavors are bold and powerful, the pasta salad did not leave me filling heavy and bloated.  A bowl of the salad makes for a delightful lunch that will power you through your day and won’t make you feel sleepy.


The pasta salad is not shelf stable and must be refrigerated.

The tray is marked with a “Best By” date that is three days after the “Pack Date” when the salad was prepared.

I finished the last of the pasta salad three days after the “Best Buy” date and it was still perfectly fine.

Two Pounds of Pasta Salad per Tray


The Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad is Item Number 26251 and costs $6.49 per pound.

Each tray of the pasta salad holds about two pounds of food so expect to pay around $14 in total.

$6.49 per pound for a pasta salad seems expensive but in reality it isn’t.  If I wanted to make an equivalent salad from scratch then I would have to buy the pasta, olives, feta, dried tomatoes and baby spinach.  Just those ingredients alone would cost me $15-$20 which is more than the cost of the prepared tray.

Also, once you factor in the time and hassle of preparing the dish then it becomes even more of a Costco value.

Price of Orzo Pasta Salad at Costco


Good morning and welcome to the site dedicated to helping you find great products at Costco and other stores! My name is David Somerville and these are hands on reviews of products that I have bought and used or am seriously considering purchasing. I do most of my shopping at the Costco in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but will check out any other Costco warehouses I find while travelling. Please get in touch with any questions and let me know of any great products that deserved to be featured in this blog!

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