Spinach and Orzo Salad

(from Organic Gal’s recipe box)

A light, easy to make salad that’s pleasing to the palate.

Source: (from RecipeThing user chocofreak)

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Serves 8 people


  • 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


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

  2. Add orzo and cook for 5 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water.

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

  4. Refrigerate and serve cold.

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