Watermelon-Feta Orzo Salad

It’s all about the sides for our outdoor grilling party!

This cool, refreshing salad is an excellent addition to any barbecue-centric menu.

The sweet watermelon and salty feta cheese are a match made in summertime heaven!

Watermelon-Feta Orzo Salad

This cool, refreshing salad is an excellent addition to any barbecue-centric menu. The sweet watermelon and salty feta cheese are a match made in summertime heaven!
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ tsp salt, plus more to taste
  • ½ pound orzo
  • 4 tbl fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • cup olive oil
  • 4 tbl finely chopped fresh basil, plus small leaves for garnish
  • ¼ tsp black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 2 cups chopped seedless watermelon
  • 2 cups baby arugula, packed
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese, plus more for topping
  • cup lightly toasted pine nuts

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the orzo and cook according to the package directions until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool completely. Drain well.
  • Whisk together the lime juice and honey in a large bowl. Slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking until well combined. Stir in the chopped basil and season with the salt and pepper.
  • Add the cooked orzo to the dressing and toss to coat. Add the watermelon, arugula, feta and pine nuts and toss just to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with basil leaves and more feta.
Keyword salad, side dish

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