Watermelon-and-Feta Orzo Salad

Watermelon-and-Feta Orzo SaladRecipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Punch up this classic pairing of watermelon and feta with peppery watercress or arugula.


Makes 6 servings
Total time: 3 Hours, 40 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 3 Hours, 40 Minutes


1 cup orzo pasta
3 cups seeded and diced watermelon
4 cups firmly packed watercress or baby arugula
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese


1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Toss together hot pasta and Lemon-Shallot Vinaigrette in a large bowl. Cover and chill pasta mixture 3 to 24 hours.

2. Gently toss together watermelon, watercress, feta cheese, and pasta mixture just before serving; add salt and pepper to taste.