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orzo pasta salad

Orzo Salad Recipe

  • Author: Lynette Rice
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


Fresh orzo salad made with arugula, dried cranberries, feta cheese and pine nuts.


  • 16 oz Orzo pasta
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Cups arugula
  • 1/2 Cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 Cup feta cheese


  1. Boil a large stock pot of water.  Add the orzo pasta and boil until fully cooked. Drain and place on greased cooking sheet.  Toss with olive oil and let cool.
  2. Toast the pine nuts.
  3. Once the orzo pasta has returned to room temperature, add it to a large bowl.  Add the Kale Italia, dried cherries, toasted pine nuts, basil, salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon juice. Toss.
  4. Add the feta and toss again.  Serve and enjoy!

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