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Brain, not brawn: Popeye might have downed spinach to get big muscles, but if he'd been smarter, he'd have known the leafy green powerhouse gets its real punch from abundant antioxidants, which can keep you thinking sharply.

Recipe by Cooking Light December 1999


Recipe Summary

8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add orzo. Cook 10 minutes; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain.

  • Combine pasta, spinach, and feta in a large bowl. Combine oil and remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle lemon mixture over pasta mixture; toss well to coat.

Nutrition Facts

244 calories; calories from fat 23%; fat 5.5g; saturated fat 2.5g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 8.5g; carbohydrates 33.8g; fiber 2.4g; cholesterol 13mg; iron 2.7mg; sodium 335mg; calcium 113mg.