Feta & Cranberry Orzo Salad Recipe

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It takes only minutes to make this awesome pasta salad. While the orzo is cooking, assemble the rest of the ingredients and it will be ready to go. My husband devoured this side dish.—Antigone Papoutsis, Nederland, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 350 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 619mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add orzo and return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until orzo is tender; drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the orzo, feta, cranberries and onions. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, salt and pepper. Pour over orzo mixture; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Feta & Cranberry Orzo Salad in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2011, p55

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 245907
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

"Delicious! Works well warm and cold. Tastes light and it's easy too! I will definitely make this again."

kellys1061 User ID: 5531754 117758
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

"This is a HUGE hit at home and work! PERFECT! Thank you so much for sharing."

colwar User ID: 7324150 179420
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"You may add anything to this!"

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