Orzo Salad with Feta Cheese & Avocado

Orzo Salad with Feta Avocado

Orzo Salad with Feta Cheese & Avocado

Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, MS, RD, Grain Foods Foundation
Bring on the summer picnics: You’ll be ready with this recipe in your back pocket. Tangy low-fat feta and creamy avocado pair up perfectly in this go-to side dish.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Entree, lunch, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 people


  • 1 lb large grain orzo uncooked
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups green onions chopped
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 6 oz container feta cheese crumbled
  • 6 tsp fresh marjoram leaves crumbled or 1 tsp dried ground
  • 2 avocados cubed


  • Prepare orzo according to package directions. Drain and let it cool.
  • Gently fold remaining ingredients. Garnish with a marjoram sprigs, if desired.Serve cold.


Try this tasty recipe for Orzo Salad with Feta Cheese & Avocado, which is not only packed with grains but is also under 500 calories.
Keyword Avocado, Feta Cheese, Orzo, Pasta
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