Mediterranean Orzo Spinach Salad Recipe -
Mediterranean Orzo Spinach Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Mediterranean Orzo Spinach Salad

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo pasta, cook for 5 minutes, or until al dente. Drain.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place the lamb and garlic in the skillet. Season lamb with coriander, salt, and pepper. Cook until evenly browned. Remove from heat, and drain.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the spinach, tomatoes, lemon juice and zest, mint, parsley, green onions, and remaining olive oil. Toss with the orzo, lamb, and feta cheese to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 11, 2005

YUM. I made this with sauted spiced chicken breast instead of lamb, left out the olive oil and the mint (store was out of it) and used a low fat sun dried tomato feta. Very good and very filling. I tried this hot and cold and preferred this served hot. I have leftovers for later this week.. can't wait.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 04, 2006

I followed this very closely, so I feel good about saying that I don't think it's anything I did. I note now that a few reviewers before me indicate they left out the mint for one reason or another. The mint did definitely do its part in ruining this dish.

Feb 07, 2005

This is a really recipe. Be warned that the prep time is longer than 15 minutes. It take awhile to wash and chop all the ingredients.

Dec 14, 2004

This is truly outstanding! Lovely mediterranean flavors in every bite. Simple to make and incredibly delicious!

Oct 28, 2004

This is now one of my favorites! It is delicious and is faily simple to make. I will never get tired of eating this. Thank you for the recipe.

Jul 02, 2004

Out of this world!!

Jun 28, 2008

This was wonderful although I made several substitutions. I used chicken breast instead of lamb, oregano intead of coriander, red pepper instead of tomato & red onion instead of green onion. Ordinarily, I don't make this many changes to a recipe but I used what I had on hand and it turned out delicious in any case. Try it with chicken and oregano!!

May 13, 2009

Very good! I made the following changes: used ground lean turkey instead of lamb; used sundried tomatoes instead of fresh; added sliced black olives; and added a bit of rosemary and paprika. I did not use the coriander or mint. I also blanched te spinach. The feta cheese was a great addition; with the warm orzo and meat it just blended in and gave it a very savory flavor. How wonderful to make an orzo dish without a stick of butter!


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  • Calories
  • 461 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 25 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 25.6 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 535 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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