Lately, I’ve been trying hard not to eat out as often and instead cook more recipes that include fruit/vegetables. One of the best recipes for a hot summer day is a nice, refreshing pasta salad. Here is an orzo-spinach salad recipe that is SO good, simple to make, and you can adjust all of the ingredients to your own preference.
What you’ll need to get:
1 lb spinach (washed, dried, stems removed)
1 pint cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
1-1/2 cups orzo
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs red wine vinegar
salt and pepper
Stack the spinach leaves in a pile and thinly slice. Pile all of the shredded spinach at the bottom of a medium mixing bowl. Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves and add to the bowl. Squeeze the juice of half of the lemon on top of tomatoes and spinach and save the rest of the lemon for more optional lemon juice at the end. Add the cooked, hot orzo in the mixing bowl on top of the other ingredients, which will soften the spinach and get the flavors mixing. Drizzle olive oil and red wine vinegar over pasta and toss to combine it all. Add feta cheese to your liking, as well as salt and pepper. Place in the refrigerator and enjoy once its cold!