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Spinach and Orzo Salad recipe

Spinach and Orzo Salad Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 (10 ounce) package baby spinach leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

How to make Spinach and Orzo Salad

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in spinach, feta, onion, pine nuts, basil and white pepper. Toss with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Refrigerate and serve cold.
  • Spinach and Orzo Salad is ready to serve.

Prep Time:20 Min
Ready In:1 Hr 20 Min

Mediterranean Chicken Orzo Salad Recipe

Mediterranean Chicken Orzo Salad Ingredients

Mediterranean Chicken Orzo Salad
Mediterranean Chicken Orzo Salad

  • 1/2 pound uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup black olives, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 grilled chicken breast half, diced
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise and seeded
  • 4 sprigs fresh oregano

How to make Mediterranean Chicken Orzo Salad

  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the orzo, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink, transfer to a bowl, and let cool in the refrigerator.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, oregano, basil, onion powder, salt, and pepper. In a large bowl, stir together the cooked orzo, tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, and chicken breast meat until thoroughly combined. Pour the dressing over the orzo mixture, lightly mix to coat all ingredients with dressing, and spoon into the red pepper halves. Garnish each serving with an oregano sprig.
  • Mediterranean Chicken Orzo Salad is ready to serve.

Prep Time:20 Min
Cook Time:11 Min
Ready In:1 Hr 1 Minute