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Orzo Pasta Salad with Cranberry Pomegranate Vinaigrette

10 MIN Serves 6 This cheesy orzo pasta salad is full of bright and colorful winter flavors tossed with a delicious dose of cranberry pomegranate vinaigrette. It's also the perfect side dish to share at your next holiday gathering! #STARFineFoods Ingredients: For the Salad 1-1/2 cups uncooked orzo ½-cup crumbled feta cheese (you can add more or less) seeds of 1 whole pomegranate 1 cup dried cranberries hopped fresh parsley, for garnish For the Cranberry and Pomegranate Vinaigrette For the Cranberry and Pomegranate Vinaigrette ¼-cup STAR Ferran Adrià Signature Series Extra Virgin Olive Oil ¼-cup cranberry juice ¼-cup pomegranate juice ½-tablespoon STAR Red Wine Vinegar salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste Instructions:

Cook Orzo according to the directions on the box.

Remove from heat; drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

In a large serving bowl or salad bowl, combine cooled orzo, feta cheese, pomegranates, and cranberries. Set aside.

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together extra virgin olive oil, cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, vinegar, salt and pepper; whisk until thoroughly incorporated. Taste and adjust accordingly.

Add as much dressing as you want to the prepared orzo salad. Refrigerate any remaining salad dressing.

Toss salad, cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Garnish with parsley.

Serve.

Notes: Serve as a side dish or an appetizer salad.

Orzo Pasta Salad with Cranberry Pomegranate Vinaigrette

This cheesy orzo pasta salad is full of bright and colorful winter flavors tossed with a delicious dose of cranberry pomegranate vinaigrette. It's also the perfect side dish to share at your next holiday gathering! #STARFineFoods

Ingredients

  • For the Salad
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked orzo
  • ½-cup crumbled feta cheese (you can add more or less)
  • seeds of 1 whole pomegranate
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • hopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • For the Cranberry and Pomegranate Vinaigrette
  • For the Cranberry and Pomegranate Vinaigrette ¼-cup STAR Ferran Adrià Signature Series Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼-cup cranberry juice
  • ¼-cup pomegranate juice
  • ½-tablespoon STAR Red Wine Vinegar
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

1

Cook Orzo according to the directions on the box.

2

Remove from heat; drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

3

In a large serving bowl or salad bowl, combine cooled orzo, feta cheese, pomegranates, and cranberries. Set aside.

4

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together extra virgin olive oil, cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, vinegar, salt and pepper; whisk until thoroughly incorporated. Taste and adjust accordingly.

5

Add as much dressing as you want to the prepared orzo salad. Refrigerate any remaining salad dressing.

6

Toss salad, cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

7

Garnish with parsley.

8

Serve.

9

Notes: Serve as a side dish or an appetizer salad.

1

Cook Orzo according to the directions on the box.

2

Remove from heat; drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

3

In a large serving bowl or salad bowl, combine cooled orzo, feta cheese, pomegranates, and cranberries. Set aside.

4

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together extra virgin olive oil, cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, vinegar, salt and pepper; whisk until thoroughly incorporated. Taste and adjust accordingly.

5

Add as much dressing as you want to the prepared orzo salad. Refrigerate any remaining salad dressing.

6

Toss salad, cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

7

Garnish with parsley.

8

Serve.

9

Notes: Serve as a side dish or an appetizer salad.

Recipe developed by: http://www.diethood.com

Prep Time: 15 MIN

Cook Time: 10 MIN

Total Time: 25 MIN

Serves: 6

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