Spinach Orzo Salad

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"Here is a salad that we enjoy. It is a version of one I found on the Talley winery website, and their version was based on one originally developed by Mary Evely, the chef at Simi Winery in Sonoma County (who originally included capers). We've all changed it to suit us - and you can too. The salad can be made in advance, and protein such as shrimp, chicken, or garbanzos could be added for delicious entrée salad."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (59.8 g)
  • Calories 103.9
  • Total Fat - 9.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 1.5 mg
  • Sodium - 213 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 1.3 g
  • Protein - 2 g
  • Calcium - 55 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 31.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook orzo as directed on the package to al dente, rinse with cold water, and drain. Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil, set aside.

Step 2

Prepare dressing by combining remaining olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, pepper, mustard, garlic, herbs, and cumin. Whisk until smooth, set aside.

Step 3

Place orzo in a large bowl and toss with the dressing. Add spinach, olives, pepper, and green onion.

Step 4

The salad can be held for several hours; refrigerate leftovers.


  • Make this into a main dish salad by adding your favorite protein such as garbanzos, shrimp, or chicken.

1 Reviews


This was very good with grilled steak. Very tasty and pretty healthy too. Winner all the way!


review by:
(2 Oct 2020)

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