Orzo and Spinach Salad

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by julimac

My version of a Whole Foods deli salad.

Top Review by CaliforniaJan

I came home from Whole Foods with a container of this salad and loved it so much I had to find a recipe. I simplified prep and more closely replicated the WF version by putting the spinach and half the oil and vinegar in a food processor and reached a loose, pesto-like consistency. I then mixed this with the rest of the ingredients and the pasta. I never missed the other 1/4 c of oil and this significantly reduces the caloric hit. Thanks for posting.

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Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in spinach, feta, onion, pine nuts,olives, basil and pepper. Toss with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Refrigerate and serve cold.

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