Arugula Orzo Salad
- 1 pound orzo pasta
- 4 lemons
- 1 ½ cups dried cranberries
- 1 cup fresh basil
- 1 ½ cups pine nuts
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 4 oz baby arugula
- ½ cup olive oil
- 2 cups feta cheese
- Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the orzo and cook until tender, but still firm to the bite. Drain the pasta and set aside to cool.
- Place the arugula, basil, pine nuts, and cranberries in a large salad bowl, mix well and then add the orzo.
- Mix together the lemon juice and olive oil in a small bowl. Pour the mixture over the salad and mix well.
- Add the feta cheese and toss together, using 2 forks until well mixed. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Calories: 725kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 17gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 428mgPotassium: 429mgFiber: 5gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 670IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 242mgIron: 3mg
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This Orzo Salad is a great and refreshing summer recipe and it is one of my favorite salads for entertaining.
This recipe stems from an Orzo Salad by Giada De Laurentiis.
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You have a great blog as well!
Amazing recipe. I make this salad every time I have a party. Thank you!
This looks amazing.
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Erica, what a gorgeous salad. Your recipes are top notch and you're a talented photographer as well.
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen and following along. I really appreciate it. It also gave me the opportunity to you and find your lovely blog.
How many servings does this recipe make?
About 6 servings
YUmm! This looks so easy and healthy:) Good for my growing waist line 🙂
I like this salad, the cranberries and feta must be a delicious contrast!
Yaa this is going to be my lunch sometimes this week. i do not have pine nuts but will substitute. I like eating orzo a lot.
Thank you all so much for your comments!
Great recipe and blog! It's my go to för arepas and empanadas. Could this salad go well with pomegranate? Toasting the pine nuts also brings out their flavour.
Will definitely try this ffor my next dinner party!
This looks so good! I have a lot of spinach in my garden, I think I'll use it instead of the arugula
so simple and tasty love it
Thank you for following me! I've made the Giada version of this recipe before and it's most excellent to play with. Your photos are gorgeous and I'm glad I found you. 🙂
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Lovely orzo salad - love the arugula and feta here!
Wow, I really like your recipes. I cook a lot of Cuban, Puerto Rican, Italian, and American Southern, so this is new to me and I would really like to try some of the dishes. Thanks for following me.
Perfect for the season.Yummy and Healthy!!It's so colorful...
vat a simple and healthy salad. just beyond impressive!! sure gonna give a try
Orzo is my favorite pasta for pasta salads, yours looks very summerly and yummy.
Jim is making this tonight. Suzy and the boys are coming over for dinner. I can't wait to eat this delicious salad!!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Hi Erika, I wish the fans that write comments on you recipes, do so AFTER they have actually tried them. "Looks delicious"...." sounds delicious".... "I will ke it soon".... does not actually tell the story. I DID, however, put this dish together... and It WAS great!!!. So are a number of others I have ACTUALLY cooked and enjoyed; I will always look for more. So fans..... get cooking and tell us about it.
I made this salad and it was perfect and delicious. I followed all the steps.
I recently had an orzo salad at an Au Bon Pain while visiting Nashville, TN. It was SO good I went back later that day to buy more. I couldn't wait to get home and [try to] make MORE of it. If I hadn't been in public I would've licked the bowl. Alas, their website menu does not include this dish. Yours, however, seems to include everything I remember. THANK YOU for posting this! I can't wait to try it out.
I plan on making your salad this weekend, can't wait! Sorry if I missed it but- about how many servings do you get from these measurements? Thanks!!
This is my go-to recipe for potlucks. It travels well and is always a favorite!
I agree that posting and giving a recipe stars when you haven't made it defeats the whole purpose. I'm going to look for recipes that people have actually made before I commit to cooking or commenting.
I love it so refreshing!!!and so delicious
This is a delicious and easy recipe! I was wondering if the “1lb orzo” is pre or posted cooked weight?
Can I make the salad the day before?
Yes, but it is better fresh.