This salad is simple and full of flavor. I can't wait to take it to a bbq this summer. I think it would be good with chopped cucumber and tomato too. Add some grilled chicken or salmon and you've got a complete meal. It'd be a wonderful addition to that special Valentine's meal you may be planning for this weekend too.
The original recipe is from all recipes dinner tonight. I tweaked it to use what I had on hand; my version is below.
Spinach and Orzo Salad
1-16oz package uncooked orzo pasta
1-10oz pkg baby spinach, finely chopped
4 oz. tomato basil feta cheese
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 c. olive oil
1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo and cook in boiling water for 8 minutes or until al dente; drain and rise with cold water. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in spinach, feta and onion. In a jar with a lid mix pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Pour over salad and toss gently. Refrigerate and serve cold. Serves 8.
Thanks to Life as Mom for hosting the recipe swap.