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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

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!
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Course Side Dish/Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 231 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood

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

  1. Cook Orzo according to the directions on the box.
  2. Remove from heat; drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  3. In a large serving bowl or salad bowl, combine cooled orzo, feta cheese, pomegranates, and cranberries. Set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Add as much dressing as you want to the prepared orzo salad. Refrigerate any remaining salad dressing.
  6. Toss salad, cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  7. Garnish with parsley.
  8. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Serve as a side dish or an appetizer salad.

Nutrition Facts
Orzo Pasta Salad with Feta Cheese and Cranberry Pomegranate Vinaigrette Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 142mg6%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.