Spinach and Orzo Salad

Spinach and Orzo Salad

Salad Pasta Salad Vegetarian Pasta Salad

A light, easy-to-make salad that's pleasing to the palate.

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 490
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 1h 20m


  • 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 (10 ounce) package baby spinach leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar


  • 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. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in spinach, feta, onion, pine nuts, basil and white pepper. Toss with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Refrigerate and serve cold.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 26.9g 41%
    Saturated Fat 7.0g  
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 349mg 14%
Potassium 394mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 13%
Protein 15.8g 32%
Sugars 7g  
Vitamin A 3413IU  
Vitamin C 11mg  
Calcium 194mg  
Iron 4mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 6mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 93mg  
Folate 205mcg