Spinach Orzo Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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
- 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 Facts3/4 cup: 255 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 279mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.
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May 12, 2015
This was really good and a healthier alternative to my usual pasta salad.
Mar 6, 2012
Family favorite. Love how all the flavors come together.
Aug 21, 2011
Fabulous! I marinated some chicken breasts, and baked them, then chopped them up and added to the salad...a huge hit!
Jun 7, 2011
I really like this salad not only for the taste but the burst of crunch. I used fat free feta and didn't even miss the full fat flavor. Something alittle different but still a refreshing cold salad.
Jan 6, 2011
Does anyone know if you can make this recipe into a hot dish? Trying to find the recipe that Macaroni Grill makes!!
Sep 17, 2010
It is an excellent salad. Very tasty and very easy to make.
Sep 3, 2010
I have made this several times and it gets eaten up all the time. I also add chopped cucumber to it for some added crunch. Pine nuts are a little pricey so I usually omit them. A great alternative to potato or macaroni salad. Yum!
May 24, 2010
Apr 8, 2010
Very good salad, we enjoyed it and will definately make it again.