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Orzo Salad with Apples and Cranberries

October 16, 2017 (Last Updated: October 17, 2021)

Orzo Salad with Apples and Cranberries {Fall Harvest Orzo Salad} is a simple deliciously Fall inspired Salad that is perfect for the holidays and family gathering this season—made with chilled Ozro, crisp gala apples, dried cranberries, broccoli, chopped walnuts,  and a fresh, clean-tasting dressing made from freshly squeezed lemons, and pure virgin olive oil.

It’s starting to cool down in many areas of the country, and it’s becoming the season for comfort food.  During the cooler days and nights, it is easy to indulge in heavier dishes — This dish warms the soul with its perfect al dente orzo. Yet, the cranberries, crisp gala apples, crunchy broccoli, and fresh basil still manage to keep this Fall Harvest Orzo Salad light and refreshing.

 

Orzo Salad with Apples and Cranberries It’s fall, a time to enjoy fall ingredients like apples, pumpkins, nuts, and cranberries. Here in the South, it’s still warm and inviting in the sun, but we are sure ready to enjoy our fall foods even if it’s 89 degrees in the shade. That’s why I love making Orzo Salad with Apples and Cranberries {Fall Harvest Orzo Salad} because it hosts some of my favorite fall ingredients without making my house 1000 degrees.

 

 

 

Orzo Salad with Apples and Cranberries This delicious and straightforward Orzo Salad with Apples and Cranberries is hands-down one of my favorite side dishes to enjoy this time of the year.  It’s healthy, incredibly easy to make, and it tastes even better after sitting in the fridge overnight.

 

 

 

Orzo Salad with Apples and Cranberries

 

 

 

Orzo Salad with Apples and Cranberries 

  • Three cups of cooked orzo, chilled

  • One cup dried cranberries

  • One and 1/2 cups fresh broccoli, chopped into small pieces

  • One and 1/2 cups gala apple, diced

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • Three tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

  • kosher salt to own taste

  • freshly ground black pepper to own taste

  • a pinch of sugar, optional

  • Five fresh basil leaves chopped

  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped, optional

 

 

 

 

 

Orzo Salad with Apples and Cranberries {Fall Harvest Orzo Salad}

Orzo Salad with Apples and Cranberries

hmccallum
Orzo Salad with Apples and Cranberries {Fall Harvest Orzo Salad} is a simple deliciously Fall-inspired Salad that is perfect for the holidays and family gatherings this season.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 People
Calories 355 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups cooked orzo chilled
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • cups fresh broccoli chopped into small pieces
  • gala apple diced
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • kosher salt to own taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to own taste
  • pinch sugar optional
  • 5 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • ¼ cup walnuts chopped, optional

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, add orzo, dried cranberries, chopped broccoli, diced gala apples, olive oil, lemon, juice, kosher salt, ground black pepper, sugar, chopped basil, gently combine until well-incorporated.
  • Transfer the mixture to a serving dish, sprinkle with chopped walnuts and serve.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 355kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 7gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 200mgFiber: 5gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 185IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Orzo salad, Orzo Salad with Apples and Cranberries
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10 Comments

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    March 6, 2021 at 9:59 am

    […] Orzo Salad with Apples and Cranberries is a simple, deliciously made salad with chilled Ozro, crisp gala apples, dried cranberries, broccoli, chopped walnuts,  and a fresh and clean-tasting dressing.  […]

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  • Reply
    Stacy
    August 22, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Your blog always makes me hungry.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 22, 2018 at 10:27 am

      Ha Ha, Stacy! That’s my job! Thanks for making my day.

  • Reply
    Tom
    August 22, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Super easy to make and was a nice change up for dinner

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      hmccallum
      August 22, 2018 at 10:28 am

      Hi, Tom, yes this is one of my favorites to make off and on for the family.

  • Reply
    Vicky
    August 22, 2018 at 10:24 am

    I din’t have all the ingredients on hand but turned out well. Hope next time I can do more to plan.

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      hmccallum
      August 22, 2018 at 10:29 am

      Hi Vicky, happy to hear that! Which ingredients were you out of? Hope you have them next time as you missed out. Glad you came back to share though. Hugs.

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    Connie Brown
    August 22, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Great salad for anytime of the year. I made this for church..went over well

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 22, 2018 at 10:30 am

      I agree with you Connie, this is a great salad for a potluck or church function. Glad you came back to let me know,

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