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Orzo Salad with Pears, Walnuts, & Gorgonzola

Orzo Salad with Pears, Walnuts, & Gorgonzola
Blue: 12   Green: 12   Purple: 12   Freestyle: 6
Course Side Dish/Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 379 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood


  • 1 1/2 cups orzo
  • 1 whole Pear (Anjou or Bosc), cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts , toasted
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • salt and pepper , to taste


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add in Orzo and cook for about 9 minutes, or until al dente.
  3. Drain and wash under cold water.
  4. In the meantime toast the walnuts by tossing them in a skillet over medium-high heat for about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine orzo, diced pears, toasted walnuts, and Gorgonzola.
  6. In a separate bowl whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper.
  7. Pour the dressing over the Orzo mixture and toss lightly.
  8. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 6 

Nutrition Facts
Orzo Salad with Pears, Walnuts, & Gorgonzola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 201mg8%
Potassium 277mg8%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.