Orzo & Grape Salad with Feta & Mint

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine September/October 2013

This brightly flavored, healthy orzo pasta salad recipe is a bright, refreshing and easy side dish to pair with chicken or lamb. Great served warm, room temperature or cold, this healthy pasta salad recipe is also delicious when made with quinoa instead of orzo.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 cup orzo, preferably whole-wheat
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups quartered or halved seedless grapes
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion

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  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add orzo and cook until just tender, about 8 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water until cool.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add grapes, feta, mint, onion and the orzo; toss to combine.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 3/4 cup
  • Per serving: 196 calories; 7 g fat(2 g sat); 5 g fiber; 29 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 7 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 223 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 55 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 176 mg sodium; 130 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1 fat

Reviews 2

June 26, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Simple delicious salad for summer This salad was a refreshing salad for the summer. The flavors blended so well. It was really fast and easy to make. Leftovers tasted great as well. Pros: easy and fast to put together Cons: NULL
November 28, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Easy, Healthy & Tasty This has become one of my very favorite recipes. I used vegetable orzo (because I had that already). It uses ingredients you probably already have in your house. I like it warm or room temperature - it seems to have a fuller taste then. Pros: quick and easy to make, can take left overs for lunch Cons: NULL