Orzo, Grape, Feta Salad
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.
Servings: 10 to 12 servings
- 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
Cook orzo according to package directions. Rinse with cool water and drain well. Transfer to a large serving bowl and set aside.
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.
In a small bowl, combine the oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, garlic powder, and salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
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.
Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 646IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg