Monday, February 3, 2014

Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Feta Vinaigrette...

There is something so refreshing about a mediterranean 
orzo salad... it almost transports you to a Grecian yacht...
well not quite... but almost. 

 This one is extra yummy with sun dried tomatoes, 
kalamata olives and marinated artichoke hearts. 

The Recipe: 

1 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta; about 8 ounces)
2 cups bagged prewashed baby spinach, chopped
1/2 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomato halves
3 tablespoons chopped red onion
3 tablespoons chopped pitted kalamata olives
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1 (6-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
3/4 cup (3 ounces) feta cheese, crumbled and divided

Cook the orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; rinse with cold water. Combine orzo, spinach, and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl.Drain artichokes, reserving marinade. Coarsely chop artichokes, and add artichokes, reserved marinade, and 1/2 cup feta cheese to orzo mixture, tossing gently to coat. Sprinkle each serving with remaining feta cheese.



Ashley-Joydana said...

Looks delicious!

Shannon said...

That looks and sounds so yummy!