Watermelon Feta Orzo Salad with Lemon and Basil Recipe

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Chloe Thomas Modified: March 25, 2022
Watermelon Feta Orzo Salad with Lemon and Basil Recipe

How To Make Watermelon Feta Orzo Salad with Lemon and Basil

Toss a light and refreshing meal with this orzo salad that comes with watermelon cubes in a tangy lemon juice and honey dressing

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • cupsdry orzo
  • salt
  • 1tbspfresh lemon zest
  • 2tbspfresh lemon juice
  • tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 2tsphoney
  • 5cupsseedless watermelon,cubed, diced into ½ to ¾ inch cubes
  • 6ozfeta cheese,crumbled
  • ¼cupfresh basil,chopped


  1. Cook pasta in salted water according to directions listed on the package. Drain well but don’t rinse, then pour into a large bowl.

  2. While pasta boils, stir together lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, and honey. Pour half of the mixture over drained pasta in the bowl and toss.

  3. Season with salt taste. Allow to cool.

  4. Add watermelon, feta, and basil to the orzo. Add remaining lemon juice mixture and toss to evenly coat.


  • Calories: 213.89kcal
  • Fat: 8.59g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.11g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.31g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.63g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.22g
  • Fiber: 1.28g
  • Sugar: 10.22g
  • Protein: 7.12g
  • Cholesterol: 21.63mg
  • Sodium: 390.17mg
  • Calcium: 135.40mg
  • Potassium: 197.94mg
  • Iron: 0.78mg
  • Vitamin A: 63.46µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.87mg
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