Mediterranean Orzo Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Mediterranean Orzo Salad recipe? Learn how to make Mediterranean Orzo Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by rcraw4

Makes 4 servings



Cooking Light///Make a colorful dinner salad inspired by the Mediterranean in less than 30 minutes. Use part of the artichoke marinade in the vinaigrette to boost flavor and save time./// Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups salad and about 1 tablespoon cheese)

Recipe Ingredients for Mediterranean Orzo Salad

1 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta; about 8 ounces)
2 cups spinach, bagged prewashed spinach, chopped
1/2 cup sun-dried tomato, halves, oil-packed, drained
3 tablespoons chopped red onion
3 tablespoons chopped pitted kalamata olives
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 ounces artichoke hearts, jar marinated, undrained
3/4 cup (3 ounces) feta cheese, crumbled and divided

Recipe Directions for Mediterranean Orzo Salad

  1. Cook the orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; rinse with cold water. Combine orzo, spinach, and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl.

  2. Drain artichokes, reserving marinade. Coarsely chop artichokes, and add artichokes, reserved marinade, and 1/2 cup feta cheese to orzo mixture, tossing gently to coat. Sprinkle each serving with remaining feta cheese.

Categories

Rice, Salads, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 155.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
295
Calories from Fat
85
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.5g
15%
Saturated Fat
4.6g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
605mg
25%
Potassium
488mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
42.1g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3.8g
15%
Sugars
2.0g
Protein
11.9g
Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 19% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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