This brightly flavored, healthy orzo pasta salad recipe is a bright, refreshing and easy side dish to pair with chicken or lamb. Great served warm, room temperature or cold, this healthy pasta salad recipe is also delicious when made with quinoa instead of orzo.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2013


Recipe Summary

20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add orzo and cook until just tender, about 8 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water until cool.

  • Meanwhile, whisk oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add grapes, feta, mint, onion and the orzo; toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 29g; dietary fiber 5.1g; sugars 8.4g; fat 7g; saturated fat 1.9g; cholesterol 7.4mg; vitamin a iu 223.3IU; vitamin c 4.3mg; folate 9.3mcg; calcium 55.2mg; iron 0.7mg; magnesium 8.3mg; potassium 130.1mg; sodium 175.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
Easy Healthy & Tasty This has become one of my very favorite recipes. I used vegetable orzo (because I had that already). It uses ingredients you probably already have in your house. I like it warm or room temperature - it seems to have a fuller taste then. Pros: quick and easy to make can take left overs for lunch Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Simple delicious salad for summer This salad was a refreshing salad for the summer. The flavors blended so well. It was really fast and easy to make. Leftovers tasted great as well. Pros: easy and fast to put together Read More
Rating: 4 stars
A fantastic side to a steak or grilled chicken. Super Easy and Fast. The perfect summer dish Read More