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The orzo pasta salad in a white serving bowl with grapes and lemons placed around it.
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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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 to 12 servings
Calories: 276kcal


  • 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.

Make-Ahead Instructions

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


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