My husband doesn't like pasta salads but he declared this one is "GREAT!" I made it exactly as written except that I rinsed the cooked orzo pasta with cold water, then drained it well before adding it to the salad, which worked very well.
LOVE THIS!! I cooked the orzo first and let it cool for at least an hour. I doubled the dressing because I thought it looked a bit scant. Next time I will double the spinach also. I will serve this again and again. I also think it would be a great salad to take to a party. I served the dish with BBQ T-Bone steak. Lovely!
Great summer salad, especially with fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden. I too added more balsamic vinegar and olive oil (and used equal amounts of both). I also added a little more spinach and some shredded chicken. Great mixture of wonderful tastes and textures. I'll use this recipe often this summer!
This eclectic combination is an outstanding and flavorful salad. I increased the amount of olive oil and balsamic as the amount was not enough for my taste. I served this for dinner guests and they loved it. Be sure and cool the orzo before adding to the salad.
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