lemon orzo salad

Lemon Orzo Salad

Salads, Side Dish, Crowd Pleasers, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Sodium Conscious

  • 15 minutes
  • 8 servings

Set our sunny Lemon Orzo Salad on the table when you need a dish that’s guaranteed to impress. With cranberries, almonds, Feta and tender greens tucked in every bite, this salad definitely will.

Steps

  1. Cook orzo according to package instructions.Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine orzo, dressing, cranberries, almonds and lemon zest.Fold in feta and mixed greens until evenly distributed and coated with dressing.Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Or, Try This

  • Lemon zest (the thin yellow outer layer of the peel) brings out the zingy brightness of lemon. One lemon yields about 2 tbsp. of lemon zest. To zest a lemon, a microplane or citrus zester is easiest. If you don’t have one, try the smallest side of a box grater. Avoid grating the white pith underneath, as it can be bitter. Refrigerate the lemon for juice in another meal.

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