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St. Anne's Mead is known for delicious, nurtritious food created by our award-winning chef and registered dietician!

It's Time for the Perfect Early Summer Salad!

Spinach and Orzo Salad ~ An Easy Summer Recipe

Ingredients:

¼ Cup Olive Oil

1-2 Garlic Cloves, Minced

¼ Cup Lemon Juice, Fresh

2 Tsp Lemon Zest, Freshly Grated

Salt and Pepper to Taste

4 Cups Fresh Baby Spinach, Chopped

1 lb Orzo Pasta

¼ Cup Kalamata Olives, Pitted and Chopped

¼ Cup Feta Cheese

2 Tbsp Red Onion, Finely Chopped

1-2 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Herbs, Optional

Prepare Orzo Pasta According to Specifications

Salad Preparation:

To prepare dressing, in a large bowl combine olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.

[Optional Dressing Variation: warm olive oil in a small sauce over medium-low heat, sauté garlic until lightly golden and fragrant.  Transfer garlic and the remaining oil in the pan to a bowl and add lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.]

Add Baby Spinach and toss lightly. Add cooked Orzo, Olives, Cheese, Onion and Herbs. Toss to combine. Serve immediately or chill.