Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Karen Shinto
Total Time
25 Mins
Yield
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 cup)

With pasta added, this gives a nice twist to the typical Greek salad. Be sure to use good-quality feta cheese, as it really makes a difference in flavor and creaminess.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook orzo according to package directions.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, garlic, pine nuts, olives, feta, and spinach. Add cooked orzo.

Step 3

In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste; toss with salad.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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Ratings & Reviews

Joydriven's Review

MaeReAnne
June 20, 2013
Very flavorful!

MaeReAnne's Review

janicef2009
May 08, 2011
This salad is amazing! I agree that it gets better the longer it sits!! I do mix while the orzo is hot as this slightly wilts the spinach and makes the feta creamy.

CeeLow's Review

AmyfromCT
January 13, 2011
This is one of those salads that gets better the longer it sits. I doubled the Dressing and doubled the Spinach. YUMMY!!

Mim2day's Review

GrammyTammy
August 15, 2010
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.

AmyfromCT's Review

Mim2day
September 03, 2009
Two Words - Super Yummy! Everyone in my family loves this recipe including the kids.

GrammyTammy's Review

Joydriven
August 17, 2009
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!

janicef2009's Review

epersonae
August 09, 2009
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!

vjjonsson's Review

ShawnaMorrell
August 07, 2009
This salad is so good and does make a lot. All of the flavors really blend well together. I made the salad as written and plan to make the salad many times.

ShawnaMorrell's Review

CeeLow
August 05, 2009
N/A

CaWino's Review

vjjonsson
August 01, 2009
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.