Orzo Salad with Watermelon and Feta #SundaySupper

This salad is so delicious that I just licked my bowl! Honest truth! No one was looking, and I was not going to leave behind any bits of crumbled feta, basil or orzo that stuck to the sides of my bowl. You don’t need to worry about the watermelon since that scoops up nice and tidy with a spoon, but the other bits need a little help making sure they don’t get left behind. Seriously, if I wasn’t taking this to a friend’s house later, I would sit and eat the whole bowl!

When my friends at Sunday Supper said, “Let’s do orzo!” I knew it was time to share this delicious and refreshing orzo salad with watermelon and feta. It is super easy and fast to put together, tastes divine, and is completely Weight Watchers friendly.  At only Five Freestyle Points a serving – this recipe is a keeper!

Orzo Salad with Watermelon and Feta

Makes six servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 cups fresh seedless watermelon, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat feta cheese, crumbles
  • 1/2 cup basil, fresh, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

    • In large stock pot bring salted water to boil.
    • Stir in orzo and return the water to a boil. Continue cooking for 8 – 9 minutes or according to package.
    • Drain and cool under cold running water.
    • Drain completely. 
    • Toss cooled orzo with olive oil and salt and pepper.
    • Once those ingredients are fully combined, fold in the watermelon and then the fresh basil.
    • Serve immediately.

Seriously how easy is that?! I admit I started with a package of precut fresh watermelon so the whole preparing time (counting the time to boil the water) took no longer than 20 minutes tops!

 Since I have joined Weight Watchers, I am eating less and less pasta. Pasta is not really a huge staple in our family, But I do LOVE some of my pasta dishes like my shrimp pesto and my penne with Italian sausage. It’s just not a mainstay.  I am so happy though to be able to enjoy a big bowl of this scrumptious orzo salad with watermelon and feta. The flavors blend perfectly – juicy watermelon, tangy feta, and creamy orzo. Pasta plus so many yummy flavors! This salad is perfect for so many summer gatherings!
Orzo Salad with Watermelon and Feta

Servings: 6

Orzo Salad with Watermelon and Feta

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 cups fresh seedless watermelon, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat feta cheese, crumbles
  • 1/2 cup basil, fresh, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. In large stock pot bring salted water to boil.
  2. Stir in orzo and return the water to a boil. Continue cooking for 8 - 9 minutes or according to package.
  3. Drain and cool under cold running water.
  4. Drain completely.
  5. Toss cooled orzo with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  6. Once those ingredients are fully combined, fold in the watermelon and then the fresh basil.
  7. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Orzo Salad with Watermelon and Feta

Serves

Amount Per Serving
Calories 133.37 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.25 g 8.1%
Saturated Fat 2.24 g 11.2%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 11.13 mg 3.7%
Sodium 194.51 mg 8.1%
Total Carbohydrate 17.49 g 5.8%
Dietary Fiber 0.78 g 3.1%
Sugars 4.16 g
Protein 4.38 g
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Well my friend’s at Sunday Supper are sharing their favorite orzo recipes today, so be sure to check out what they have in store for you. There are more scrumptious recipes for you to explore. Thank you to Christie of A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure for hosting this event!

Orzo Pasta Recipes

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This orzo salad with watermelon and feta is downright delicious! The flavors meld together perfectly - juicy watermelon, tangy feta, and creamy orzo. Plus it is only 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle points per serving! Yum!

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  3. This sounds perfect, Stacey! Next watermelon feta salad I make will have orzo added!!!

  4. The watermelon is a great and for me unexpected add — love that

  5. I haven’t tried watermelon in a savory recipe. After seeing this, it makes me want to! Looks so good.

  6. I have been craving watermelon like crazy and now I want to make this for dinner!

  7. Oh man! What a fabulous combination of flavors and textures for a chilled salad! Looks great!

  8. I’m making this for my next picnic!

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