Recipe from Bites: Spinach and Orzo Salad

by Jessie on February 2, 2012

I love bringing this dish to new moms and to potlucks. It always gets rave reviews.


1/2 (16 ounce) package uncooked orzo pasta
1 (10 ounce) package baby spinach leaves, finely chopped
1/2 pound (about 1 c. ) 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


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.

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Heather @ Queen Bee Coupons February 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Oh this looks amazing! I’m printing this out and putting in my recipe binder. I hope to make it the next time I pick up pine nuts! Thanks!


Jane February 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm

This looks amazing and packed with nutrients! Do you get your pine nuts in the WinCo bins?


Emilie February 3, 2012 at 5:15 am

Pine Nuts are a good price at Costco! Cheapest I’ve seen. And yesterday when I was there, it seemed like the price had gone down. I didn’t write it down but I think a big bag (I can’t remember how many ounces) is about $16.


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