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It's Time for the Perfect Early Summer Salad!
Spinach and Orzo Salad ~ An Easy Summer Recipe
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
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.