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The orzo pasta salad in a white serving bowl with grapes and lemons placed around it.
Orzo, Grape, Feta Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

There is great texture and big flavor in this Orzo, Grape, Feta Salad. This pretty orzo pasta salad is great side dish choice for any summer meal.

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 to 12 servings
Calories: 276 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 pound orzo pasta
  • 2 cups red grapes halved
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
Instructions
  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Rinse with cool water and drain well. Transfer to a large serving bowl and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place walnuts in a small dish and bake for 5 minutes or until warm and lightly toasted. Remove from the oven, coarsely chop, and set aside.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, garlic powder, and salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.

  4. Add the half of the grapes, all of the baby spinach, and all of the red onion to the serving bowl with the orzo. Add the dressing and half of the feta and toss well to distribute the dressing. Top with remaining grapes, feta, and chopped walnuts. Serve.

Make-Ahead Instructions
  1. Follow as directed above but don't add the walnuts. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Top with walnuts just before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Orzo, Grape, Feta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 177mg8%
Potassium 245mg7%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 646IU13%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.