Spinach & Orzo Salad

A family favourite… Well more of a Johnson family favourite than a Williams family favourite… It tastes good.  I like orzo.

Spinach and Orzo Salad Recipe

Spinach and Orzo Salad
By: Christine R.  (From All Recipes)

Prep Time:  20 Min
Ready In:  1 Hr 20 Min
Servings:  8 (side dish)

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Transfer orzo to a large bowl and stir in spinach, feta, onion, pine nuts, basil and white pepper. Toss with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Refrigerate and serve cold.
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