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Watermelon Orzo Salad

Watermelon Orzo Salad
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Watermelon Orzo Salad

Watermelon Orzo Salad

Watermelon, plus mint, plus orzo? Sounds like an incredible combination for a pasta salad! This watermelon orzo salad also features pistachios and our balsamic vinegar for an extra kick of flavor.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time45 mins

Ingredients

 2/3 cup Colavita Orzo
 1 tbsp. mint, chopped
 4 cups watermelon, diced
 1 cucumber, diced (about 3 cups)
 salt and black pepper, to taste
 ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
 ½ cup pistachios, roughly chopped (optional)
 Zest from ½ a lemon
For Dressing:
 Colavita Olive Oil
 Colavita Balsamic Vinegar
 1/2 tsp. cumin
 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Directions

1

Cook orzo in salted, boiling water according to package instructions, about 10 mins.

2

Drain well and pour into large bowl.

3

In small bowl, combine Colavita Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, cumin, and lemon juice.

4

Pour over orzo and stir to combine. Let cool slightly.

5

Add watermelon, cucumber, pistachios, and feta cheese to orzo and stir.

6

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

7

Garnish with crumbled feta and fresh mint.

Ingredients

 2/3 cup Colavita Orzo
 1 tbsp. mint, chopped
 4 cups watermelon, diced
 1 cucumber, diced (about 3 cups)
 salt and black pepper, to taste
 ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
 ½ cup pistachios, roughly chopped (optional)
 Zest from ½ a lemon
For Dressing:
 Colavita Olive Oil
 Colavita Balsamic Vinegar
 1/2 tsp. cumin
 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Directions

1

Cook orzo in salted, boiling water according to package instructions, about 10 mins.

2

Drain well and pour into large bowl.

3

In small bowl, combine Colavita Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, cumin, and lemon juice.

4

Pour over orzo and stir to combine. Let cool slightly.

5

Add watermelon, cucumber, pistachios, and feta cheese to orzo and stir.

6

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

7

Garnish with crumbled feta and fresh mint.

Watermelon Orzo Salad

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