Orzo Salad With Cranberries & Pecans

Total Time
10 mins
10 mins

From the Equal Exchange website, contributed by Brian Albert, Director of Finance for Equal Exchange, this salad is full of healthy goodness and a variety of textures and flavors. I haven't tried this yet, posted for safe keeping. I think this might be good with a raspberry vinegar as an option. NOTE: recipe states 1/2 box of orzo -- I'm assuming a 1-pound box, so 8 ounces would be half. Serving size is estimated.

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  1. In a small pan, bring water to boil.
  2. Stir in orzo and cook until just tender, then drain.
  3. Combine the warm orzo, cranberries, carrots and cucumber in a medium bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, oil, mustard and honey (and optional thyme if using).
  5. Pour over orzo mixture and stir to coat.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  8. Stir in scallions and pecans just before serving.
  9. Garnish with basil or extra cucumber slices.