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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) orzo pasta
  • 6 ounces fresh baby spinach (about 8 cups), finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Directions

  • Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain ozo; rinse with cold water and drain well.
  • In a large bowl, combine spinach, onion, cheese and orzo. Mix vinaigrette, basil and pepper; toss gently with spinach mixture. Refrigerate until serving. Stir in pine nuts just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 255 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 279mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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