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Watermelon-and-Feta Orzo Salad

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 3 hrs, 40 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
Punch up this classic pairing of watermelon and feta with peppery watercress or arugula.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup Lemon-Shallot Vinaigrette
  • 3 cups seeded and diced watermelon
  • 4 cups firmly packed watercress or baby arugula
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese

How to Make It

  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.