Watermelon-and-Feta Orzo Salad

Punch up this classic pairing of watermelon and feta with peppery watercress or arugula.

Yield:

Makes 6 servings

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Recipe Time

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

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.

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Marian Cooper Cairns,

July 2014