Greek-Style Orzo Salad

Greek-Style Orzo Salad
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Greek-Style Orzo Salad
Hope Cohen
Greek-Style Orzo Salad

Typically, I don't love pasta salads because of their lack of flavor, but this delicious salad bursts with the sunshine of a Greek island. With the addition of raw spinach, feta cheese, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes, this is a perfect healthy salad served as a light lunch or as an accompaniment to grilled and roasted meats, chicken, and fish. The best news is that the flavors only improve when prepared the day before, which also makes this the perfect picnic or buffet salad!

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6
Servings
221
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2  Pound  orzo
  • 1  Cup  pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1/4  Cup  sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and chopped finely
  • 1  Cup  crumbled Greek feta
  • bunch flat-leaf spinach, sliced thinly
  • 2  Tablespoons  chopped fresh dill
  • clove garlic, minced
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 4  Tablespoons  white-wine vinegar
  • 1/4  Cup  extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

Bring a salted pot of water to a boil over high heat. Boil the orzo until just cooked. Rinse with cold water, drain well, and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well until combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Bring to room temperature prior to serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
27µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
14mg
19%
Calcium, Ca
56mg
6%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
20µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
49mg
7%
Sodium, Na
255mg
17%
Water
50g
2%

Greek Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Greek Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.

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