This Greek Orzo Salad is the perfect side dish for summer grilling!
One half cup is only 3 points for blue, green and purple.
If you grilled a skinless chicken breast you could even have one whole cup for only 6 points. It’s very filling and delicious!
Even though it’s a Greek salad the taste of lemon gives it a summer like taste. It’s so refreshing!
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This orzo salad has some typical Greek ingredients. Cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, oregano – which are all zero points!
Of course I had to add some feta cheese, I bought the reduced-fat feta.
My orzo took about 8 minutes to cook so while that’s cooking I cut up the cucumber, tomatoes and onion.
I also made the dressing, which is very easy.
I used a lemon juicer similar to this one:
I absolutely love it! I make salad dressing quite often and it comes in handy. After I squeeze the lemon I take the lid off and add the rest of my ingredients.
No need to dirty another jar!
Once the orzo was drained I put it in a mixing bowl and added the dressing. Then I added the rest of my ingredients.
You can eat it right away or let it sit in the fridge for an hour.
Yield: 12 (half cup) servings – 3 points per serving for blue, green and purple
- 8 oz. Orzo
- 1 English cucumber, chopped
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat feta cheese
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- Pinch of salt and pepper
Cook orzo according to the directions on the box, then drain.
While the orzo cooks chop the cucumber, tomatoes and red onion.
Mix together the lemon juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper.
Add the orzo to a mixing bowl and stir in the dressing. Add the cucumber, tomatoes, red onion and feta cheese. Mix it all together and serve!
Here are some more Greek recipes:
If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.
If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!