Sunday, July 12, 2009

Orzo Pasta Salad

I love taking this dish to summer BBQ's. It is fresh, easy and a nice change from the usual BBQ salad fare.
1 pound orzo pasta
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus a few tablespoons
2 - 3 cups spinach (depending on how much you like spinach - I always use 3 cups)
3/4 cup feta cheese
1/2 cup craisins
1/2 cup chopped cilantro (or more if you prefer) I could cilantro in everything so I do a little more
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Cook orzo pasta according to package directions. You want the pasta to be tender but still firm to bite. Drain pasta and then spread out on a large cookie sheet. Drizzle the pasta with a few tablespoons of olive oil, mix around and then set aside to cool.
After the orzo has cooled to room temperature put it into a large salad bowl with the remaining ingredients and toss together.

1 comment:

  1. Oh boy, looks like I have everything I need to try out this recipe- just have to go get the pasta. Thanks Megan! (Oh, and just so everyone knows, Megan makes a MeAn Chocolate Sheet cake.To Die For. On the website!)