This simple and delicious Cranberry & Feta Orzo Pasta Salad is hands-down one of my favorite side dishes of the year. It’s healthy, incredibly easy to make, and it tastes even better after sitting in the fridge over night. That sounds like a win-win to me! This salad is a great contribution to pot lucks, but we’ve also turned it into a main course simply by adding sliced grilled chicken breast on top.
I was a little nervous about adding the dried cranberries to this pasta salad. I don’t typically like a sweet and savory combination, but my wife insisted that the cranberries would be a good addition. And she was right! Although this pasta salad is a great Spring and Summer dish, it can also be easily adapted for the colder seasons. For example, just add some shredded apples in the Fall or perhaps some chopped, toasted pecans in the Winter. Bon appetit!