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Orzo salad with watermelon and feta

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Juicy watermelon and tangy feta make this a refreshing and unique pasta salad. Not only is it beautiful, it's incredibly easy to make. Just cook the orzo in some salted water, then toss the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl and serve. Fast-cooking orzo is delicious in any pasta salad. Good-quality olive oil is really all you need to dress this salad, while fresh basil adds a beautiful color contrast and brightens it all up.

Ingredients

uncooked orzo

1 cup(s)

fresh watermelon

2 cup(s), seedless, diced

crumbled feta cheese

½ cup(s), French, Hungarian or Greek varieties

olive oil

1 Tbsp, extra virgin

basil

½ cup(s), fresh, thinly sliced

black pepper

tsp, freshly ground, or to taste

table salt

1 tsp, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Stir in orzo and return to a boil; cook until done, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain orzo and rinse under cold water; allow to drain completely.
  2. Once orzo is cool, toss with remaining ingredients in a medium serving bowl. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.

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