Spinach and Orzo Salad

Now that the hot days of summer are upon us, it's time for salads. You don't have to heat up the oven, and you can make a lot, so you can be lazy for a day or two. This recipe comes from All Recipes. We've made this one before, and other than some chopping, it's quick and easy.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Cook 1lb of orzo pasta until it is al dente. Drain and rinse under cool water.

Start with about 10oz of baby spinach leaves, rinsed well.

Chop the spinach finely.

Put the chopped spinach in a large bowl.

Get 1/2 lb of feta cheese.

Crumble the cheese.

Add the cheese to the spinach.

Get a red onion.

You'll only need 1/2 of the onion.

Finely chop the onion.

Add the onion to the spinach and cheese.

Add 3/4 C pine nuts

Add 1/2 tsp dried basil

Add 1/4 tsp ground pepper

1/2 C each Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

Add the orzo, and mix well. Refrigerate for at least an hour and serve.

Posted by Sean at 5:46 pm (Edit)