This was very good and a hit at the potluck for which I prepared it. The only change I made to the ingredients was to use basil instead of dill because I have so much in my garden and my local grocery store didn't have dill. I also increased the number of servings to 8 which made WAY more than enough for a large crowd, with leftovers! Also, because it was for a group I tore the spinach up a little and just mixed it in with the salad. Great summer cold salad that is different from pasta and potato salads most people bring. Make sure to use fresh delicious tomatoes, the taste brings a lot to the dish.
Found the recipe on cooking.com (with same reference to eating well mag) and I was going to come to the zaar and add it so I wouldnt lose it. So glad I found you had posted it! I really enjoyed this, it was light, refreshing, flavorful and a perfect summer time meal. As an afterthought, I mixed the spinach right into the orzo salad instead of topping the spinach with the salad.
Only reason I am giving it 4 stars is I think it needs just a little "something" but can't quite put my finger on it. I am also wondering if using fresh lemon juice might have made a difference, as well as doubling the amount of herbs. but it is a healthy recipe, and as such is not laden with the heavy fats and salts we are so used to having in our foods. I will be making it again and give the increased herbs a try.
It made enough for 4 meals
Thanks for posting this so I don't lose it!!
Wish I had made more based on how quickly this was eaten up. I should of doubled it from the start :) Followed this exactly, except used a jar of 3 oz. of marinated artichokes. I wouldn't change one thing, this is so perfect the way it is!! Made for ZWT6 Zee Zesties!
Very enjoyable salad - I'd say it serves more than 2, especially if it's a side dish, we have enough left over for lunch tomorrow. I only used a small (3 oz?) jar of artichoke hearts, think that was just right. I also served the feta on the side since not all of us eat cheese. So it can easily be vegan if that's what you need. I ended up chopping the spinach and folding it into the salad, (little diners...works better), I'm sure it would have been a prettier presentation on the plate the way the recipe directs you to do it. Very delicious flavours, perfect with orzo - thanks for posting!! ZWT6
This dish incorporates everything I love -- it was perfect. It could actually be served as a meal all by itself; however, I served it alongside roasted chicken. I will definitely be serving this dish again and again and again!!!
We enjoyed this! Hate mint so I didn't add to the dish. I need to try it with the optional Greek seasoning because it was missing a little something.
I almost did not change a single thing in this salad. I did use fresh dill and mint since I had some leftover from another recipe, as well as a teaspoon of seasoning (not Greek though). I also used a 15 ounce can of chick peas. Very healthful and super tasty. Going into my quick and tasty cookbook. BF and I ate 1/3 each as a side (with a chick'n patty since we're vegetarians). I'll finish up the other 1/3 for lunch. Great for vegetarians, and easy to make vegan. Thank you!
Very nice and tasty! I used a gluten-free orzo and grape tomatoes. Perfect!
Made as written but only 1 t. dill and left out the garbonzo beans as DH doesn't care for them.
Really tasty - and easy too! I made this exactly as posted, but did not serve this on the spinach leaves. Instead, I packed it in a container for a take-along lunch. Just perfect!