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Orzo and spinach salad

3
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
18 min
Prep
8 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This beautiful orzo and spinach salad is a fabulous picnic or barbecue side dish. The hot orzo helps wilt the spinach to the perfect consistency. Then all you need to do is add grape or cherry tomatoes and white wine vinegar, toss it all together, and you're set to go. You can switch to baby arugula and diced sweet red peppers for another tasty option, and use your favorite white cheese if you don't like feta.

Ingredients

Fresh spinach

2 cup(s), baby leaves, packed

Uncooked orzo

cup(s)

Grape tomatoes

1 cup(s), or cherry tomatoes, halved

White wine vinegar

2 tsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Crumbled feta cheese

¼ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Place spinach in a serving bowl.
  2. Bring a medium-size pot of water to a boil; stir in orzo. Cook until tender, about 10 minutes; drain well. Spoon hot orzo over spinach and toss to coat; let spinach wilt.
  3. Add tomatoes, vinegar, salt and pepper to orzo; toss gently but well. Sprinkle with cheese; serve immediately. Yields about 1 cup per serving.