Spring Treat: Healthy and Tasty Salad with Spinach and Orzo!

Spinach salad with orzo, tomato and feta

When I was a kid, a lot of salads were shredded carrot, tomato, and iceberg lettuce. Nowadays, there are so many wonderful and interesting salad recipes that there’s no excuse for a boring bowl.

So here’s a great recipe for a nice and savory salad with fresh spinach and tasty orzo pasta. Best of all, it’s quick and easy to make.

Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need*
Baby Spinach Leafs (10 oz., chopped finely)
Orzo Pasta (16 oz., uncooked)
1/2 Red Onion (chopped finely)
Feta Cheese (1/2 pound, crumbled)
Pine Nuts (3/4 cup)
Olive Oil (1/2 cup)
Balsamic Vinegar (1/2 cup)
Ground White Pepper (1/4 teaspoon)
Dried Basil (1/2 teaspoon)
*These proportions make for a lot of salad. Depending on the occasion, you may want to half or quarter the amounts listed here.

Let’s Get Cooking!
Step 1
Begin by cooking the pasta (lightly salt the water for flavor). You only want to cook the pasta for 8 to 10 minutes so that it’s al dente.

Step 2
Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and then use cold water to rinse it. Pop the pasta into a large bowl.

Step 3
Now that the pasta’s ready, mix in the finely chopped spinach, red onion, feta cheese, basil, pepper, and pine nuts.

Step 4
Once the salad is mixed, toss it with the balsamic vinegar and the olive oil.

Step 5
Cover the salad and refrigerate it until it’s nice and cold. Now it’s ready to serve!

There you go! A great tasting and pretty darn easy salad that’s perfect for potlucks, barbecues, or just everyday dinners.

Thanks to Christine R. and AllRecipes.com for the great recipe!

Be sure to also check out our mango salad recipe, here. 

Carpet Cleaning Before and After Photos

What Customers Are Saying

Average 4.7 stars (Out of 5)

Based on 289,967 Carpet Cleaning Services Reviews
Your Oxi Fresh team was : On time Friendly Listened to my concerns....AND Best of all, they made my synthetic Berber, light tan, 7- year- old FAMILY ROOM carpet look like NEW! When my technician saw our carpet, he said, "I can't guarantee that it will look like new, but we'll try our best." My daughter-in - law who has the same type carpet, saw the before and after,and asked for their number! DF. - Altadena, CA - 06/27/2024
(5.0 Out of 5 stars)
The service was quick and thorough. Stains were removed and the carpet looked and smelled better than before the cleaning. RM. - Lenexa, KS - 06/27/2024
(5.0 Out of 5 stars)
The young man did a wonderful job! The basement in particular looks great. CD. - Franklin, MI - 06/27/2024
(5.0 Out of 5 stars)
MORE REVIEWS

Easy Online
Quotes

We make it easy for you. Get your free quote now!

Save Money
with Coupons

Checkout special deals on your area and save!

Water Savings
Calculator

We make it easy for you. Get your free quote now!

Great Customer
Service

We're standing by to help CALL
1-877-OXIFRESH

VIEW MORE ARTICLES
VIEW MORE BLOGS

Oxi Fresh Awards & Recognition