Orzo Salad

Try this light and refreshing salad! Simple enough to toss together on a moment’s notice, keep this recipe in your pocket for easy entertaining.


  • 3/4 cups orzo
  • 1/3 cups dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cups toasted pinenuts
  • 1 bag spinach
  • 1/4 cups crumbled feta
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves


  • 1/3 cups fresh squeezed lemon juce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 olive oil


  1. Cook orzo according to package directions and drain.
  2. Heat 1/2 cup water and add dried cranberries to rehydrate.
  3. For dressing: Combine lemon juice, salt, pepper and honey.
  4. Slowly whisk in oil.
  5. In a large bowl combine orzo, dressing, cranberries, and remaining four ingredients.
  6. Finish with extra squeeze of lemon and salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 4-6

Photography by: Michelle Herrick

Recipe by: Jessica Mangieri

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