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Spinach Orzo Salad

 Spinach Orzo Salad
This incredibly tasty salad couldn’t be any easier to put together, and since it feeds a bunch, you won’t have to double the recipe for potlucks or picnics. Chill it for about an hour to bring out all the fresh flavors. Donna Bardocz — Howell, Michigan
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 package (16 ounces) orzo pasta
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted


  • Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold
  • water.
  • In a large bowl, combine the spinach, cheese, onion and orzo. In a
  • small bowl, combine the vinaigrette, basil and pepper. Pour over
  • orzo; toss to coat. Chill until serving. Just before serving, stir
  • in pine nuts. Yield: 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 249 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 235 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.