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Bright, simple, and delicious appetizer salad with Avocados, Feta Cheese and Orzo.

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You guys! This salad. I’ve had it 4 times over the last few days. I think I’m going to make a larger batch, store it in the fridge, and continue to eat it for the next several days…it’s SO GOOD!

Since I already know just what you are craving… just what you are looking for… I had to share it with you. It’s JUST the thing you need! 

This beautiful salad bowl is in fact a peek into my food-brain. This is exactly how I eat every day – lettuce, avocados, feta cheese and then a variety of everything else.

On this particular day I felt like adding orzo. Love me some orzo! But I love avocados the most! I can live on them. Um, I sorta do! If you notice, my recipe index is filled with recipes that include avocados.

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Avocados are an excellent source of naturally good fats with over 75% of unsaturated fat in each avocado. With their delicious flavor and creamy texture, avocados might be nature’s best product, ever! They’re also nutrient-dense and cholesterol-free! SCORE!

Lucky for me, my kids also love avocados and I have been using them in soups, sandwiches, and in many, maaaaany salads.

In related news, it all boils down to this; my girls and the hubs also lurrrrved this Avocado and Feta Cheese Orzo Salad.  It really is so delicious and we (ahem…me the most) ate the whole thing in, like, seconds. My suggestion to you is to make a big bowl of it, grab a few forks, and just go at it, like we did!

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Avocado and Feta Cheese Orzo Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Avocado Feta and Orzo Salad Diethood Recipe Avocado and Feta Cheese Orzo Salad

Bright, simple, and delicious appetizer salad with Avocados, Feta Cheese and Orzo.

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup orzo, cooked
  • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted, sliced
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup cubed feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • juice of 1 small lemon
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons dried thyme

Instructions

  • Layer lettuce on a salad plate.
  • Spoon orzo on top of lettuce.
  • Layer with avocados, tomatoes, and feta cheese.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and dried thyme.
  • Pour over salad, toss, and serve.

Notes

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  1. Elizabeth Ericson February 15, 2014 at 7:32 PM - Reply

    OMG, this looks amazing, love all the ingredients! Has anyone tried adding Kalamata Olives to it – I think that would be amazing too :D

  2. Amy February 4, 2014 at 1:33 PM - Reply

    I used sesame oil due to the fact that I realized after cooking the orzo I was out of olive oil. I also used the rest of my fresh cilantro instead of thyme. Sooo yummy! Can’t wait to try the original recipe. Thanks!

  3. Abigail January 30, 2014 at 9:45 AM - Reply

    When adding the Orzo… Do you measure out 1/2 cup dried orzo and then cook it? OR do you cook the Orzo and use only 1/2 cup prepared Orzo? Thanks!

    • Katerina Petrovska January 30, 2014 at 9:52 AM - Reply

      Hi, Abigail! You want to use 1/2-cup cooked orzo. However, it’s totally up to you and you can customize this salad however you want… you can use more than 1/2-cup or less, but I would keep it around 1 cup at the most so that the orzo doesn’t take over the entire salad. Let me know how it goes! Thank you!!

  4. Shannon Morgan January 29, 2014 at 7:59 PM - Reply

    Thanks for a great salad. I loved, loved, loved it. Will be making it again very soon for guests.

    • Katerina Petrovska January 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM - Reply

      Awesome! I am so happy to hear that! Glad you enjoyed it!!

  5. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg January 11, 2014 at 3:26 PM - Reply

    Looks so good! I wouldn’t get tired of this salad.

  6. Laura Dembowski January 11, 2014 at 7:43 AM - Reply

    I make salads like this all the time with quinoa. And yes! I LOVE avocados! I have been eating them almost every day in one way or another.

  7. Kim Beaulieu January 9, 2014 at 6:14 PM - Reply

    Love, love, love, I have a package of orzo just waiting to be made into this.

  8. Nami | Just One Cookbook January 7, 2014 at 12:16 PM - Reply

    I saw this salad earlier and I’m looking forward to give it a go! We always have avocado in my house and this sounds perfect!

  9. Gintare @Gourmantine January 7, 2014 at 6:01 AM - Reply

    I’m always up for a good avocado salad!

  10. Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 6, 2014 at 9:40 PM - Reply

    This salad is just what I need for the new year!

  11. Emily @ Life on Food January 6, 2014 at 6:52 PM - Reply

    Salads aren’t my favorite when it is cold out but lots of avocado and feta definitely win me over.

  12. Meagan January 6, 2014 at 12:08 PM - Reply

    What a gorgeous and easy salad.

  13. Deanna January 6, 2014 at 11:55 AM - Reply

    Looks easy to put together-it’s lunch time at work and I’m stuck with a P&J sandwhich-wah! Lol. I need to make this asap!

  14. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen January 6, 2014 at 11:18 AM - Reply

    I love this salad SO much, Kate! I’m definitely going to be trying this one soon. Happy New Year to you :)

  15. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet January 6, 2014 at 10:57 AM - Reply

    LOVE this! I adore feta in salads. This looks amazing! Pinned!

  16. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker January 6, 2014 at 10:27 AM - Reply

    Why do I not have this salad for lunch?? Looks so delicious and I love the colors!!

  17. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) January 6, 2014 at 9:17 AM - Reply

    I seriously would love this salad! Even in the rigid cold here!

  18. Averie @ Averie Cooks January 6, 2014 at 5:35 AM - Reply

    I could eat this salad EVERY day and never get sick of it. Perfection. pinned!

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