Spinach and Orzo Salad

What a wonderful salad this turned out to be. Anita and I were at our local Whole Foods Market the other day when Anita purchased a pound of their spinach and orzo salad. It was so good that I immediately looked at the ingredients list and went on a hunt to find a clone of it. And here it is.

Spinach and Orzo Salad

This salad has a great almost creamy texture from the orzo, with a crunch of celery and red onion. The dressing is simple and straightforward. I used a bottled tomato balsamic vinaigrette but any variation of a vinaigrette would work just as well. The salad is finished off with my favorite, feta, and toasted pine nuts. Perfect!

Also try my black-eyed pea salad.

Spinach and Orzo Salad
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Spinach and Orzo Salad

This salad has a great almost creamy texture from the orzo, with a crunch of celery and red onion. The dressing is simple and straightforward. 
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword orzo, salad, spinach
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 295kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook the orzo according to the package directions. Rinse in cold water and drain well.
  • In a large bowl, combine the spinach, feta, onion, and cooked orzo.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinaigrette, basil, and pepper.
  • Pour dressing over the orzo mixture and toss to coat.
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Serve garnished with toasted pine nuts.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1644IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.