Orzo Salad from Trisha Yearwood - Just 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
3.72 from 28 votes

Trisha Yearwood Orzo Salad Made Lighter

Tangy and fresh this is a new favorite salad full of Mediterranean flavors I plan to make again and again and again.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 9
Calories: 180
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 cup orzo
  • 15 ounces canned chickpeas, drained
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 20 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pepperoncini, chopped (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 handful fresh mint, torn


  • Cook the orzo in salted water according to the package directions until done (about 7 to 9 minutes.)
  • Drain the orzo in a colander and allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the orzo, chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, feta, olives, pepperoncini (if using), vinegar, oil, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Toss in the mint.
  • Serve at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 3/4 cup
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *5
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *5
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *5
Nutrition Facts
Trisha Yearwood Orzo Salad Made Lighter
Amount Per Serving (3 /4 cup)
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g12%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy orzo pasta salad, Mediterranean orzo salad