Orzo Salad with Spinach, Feta and Lemon - Dinner With Julie

Orzo Salad with Spinach, Feta and Lemon

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May 22, 2012

  • Makes: Serves 4-8.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups orzo (small rice-shaped pasta)

1 small bunch fresh spinach or half a bag of prewashed spinach

half a purple onion, finely chopped

1/2 – 1 cup crumbled feta

grated zest and juice of a lemon (about 3 Tbsp.)

2 Tbsp. rice vinegar

2 Tbsp. canola or olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1Cook the orzo according to the package directions; drain well, running under cool water to cool it down, then dump into a bowl.

2Thinly slice your spinach: tack a bunch of leaves, roll them up tightly and slice through the whole bunch – or just tear it in with your hands. The method you choose will likely depend on the salad's final destination. Add the onion, feta and lemon zest.

3Squeeze the lemon juice over the salad, and drizzle with the rice vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Toss to coat well. Taste it and adjust the seasonings if it needs it. Serve right away or refrigerate until you’re ready for it.

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