Happy New Year!!!  If you’re anything like me then you’re looking to start the year off eating as clean as possible.  Easy? Yes!  Maintaining that mentality throughout the year… Tough! Check in with me every Tuesday for a new healthy, easy to prepare, delicious recipe that will keep you eating clean and maintaining your fitness goals all year long!

The best thing about salads? You can customize them to fit your needs or tastes. Gluten free? Change out the orzo with rice or quinoa! Make a big enough bowl, and this can be your main course. Going to a potluck or a party? Whip this baby up and get ready to share the recipe.

Avocado and Feta Cheese Orzo Salad


reblogged from diethood



  • 3 to 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup orzo, cooked
  • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted, sliced
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup cubed feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • juice of 1 small lemon
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons dried thyme


Layer lettuce on a salad plate. Spoon orzo on top of lettuce. Layer with avocados, tomatoes, and feta cheese. In a mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and dried thyme. Pour over salad, toss, and serve.