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Orzo Pasta Salad with Feta Cheese and Cranberry Pomegranate Vinaigrette Recipe - This cheesy orzo pasta salad is full of bright and colorful winter flavors tossed with a delicious dose of Cranberry Pomegranate Vinaigrette. It's also the perfect side dish to share at your next Holiday gathering!

Orzo Pasta Salad with Feta Cheese and Cranberry Pomegranate Vinaigrette Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
This cheesy orzo pasta salad is full of bright and colorful winter flavors tossed with a delicious dose of Cranberry Pomegranate Vinaigrette. It's also the perfect side dish to share at your next Holiday gathering!
Servings : 6 Servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

FOR THE SALAD
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked orzo
  • 1/2- cup crumbled feta cheese (you can add more or less)
  • seeds of 1 whole pomegranate
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • chopped fresh parsley , for garnish
FOR THE CRANBERRY AND POMEGRANATE VINAIGRETTE
  • 1/4- cup STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4- cup cranberry juice
  • 1/4- cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2- tablespoon STAR Red Wine Vinegar
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook Orzo according to the directions on the box.
  • Remove from heat; drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • In a large serving bowl or salad bowl, combine cooled orzo, feta cheese, pomegranates, and cranberries. Set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together extra virgin olive oil, cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, vinegar, salt and pepper; whisk until thoroughly incorporated. Taste and adjust accordingly.
  • Add as much dressing as you want to the prepared orzo salad. Refrigerate any remaining salad dressing.
  • Toss salad, cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley.
  • Serve.

Notes

Serve as a side dish or an appetizer salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 231 kcal | Carbohydrates: 29 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 11 mg | Sodium: 142 mg | Potassium: 74 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 16 g | Vitamin A: 55 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 66 mg | Iron: 0.4 mg | Net Carbs: 28 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish/Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: easy pasta salad, orzo pasta salad, orzo salad