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Watermelon Orzo Salad
Watermelon Orzo Salad
Watermelon Orzo Salad

Watermelon Orzo Salad

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July 16, 2018

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.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 4-6 Servings

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

1Cook orzo in salted, boiling water according to package instructions, about 10 mins.

2Drain well and pour into large bowl.

3In small bowl, combine Colavita Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, cumin, and lemon juice.

4Pour over orzo and stir to combine. Let cool slightly.

5Add watermelon, cucumber, pistachios, and feta cheese to orzo and stir.

6Season with salt and pepper to taste.

7Garnish with crumbled feta and fresh mint.

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