Friday, March 29, 2013

Spinach Salad with Orzo & Cheese - Sehriyeli Ispanak Salatası

Spinach Salad with Orzo and Cheese

  • 1 bag (6 oz) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup orzo (barley shaped pasta)
  • 1 table spoon pine nuts, roasted
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup black olives, pitted sliced
  • 1/4 cup green olives, pitted sliced
  • 1/2 cup pearl tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese or goat cheese, crumbled
For Salad Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (juice of 1 lemon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
Prepare salad dressing first by mixing all ingredients and shaking well.

Wash and drain spinach, set aside.
Boil 2 cups of water in a pot. Add orzo and a pinch of salt, cook until tender, about 5-8 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.
Roast pine nuts in a pan, stirring constantly. Roast until golden brown, set aside.

Place spinach and the rest of the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add salad dressing. Toss the salad making sure all ingredients are mixed well. Serve.

Afiyet Olsun! Bon Appetit!

Uncooked Orzo

Baby Spinach and Pearl Tomatoes

Sliced Black and Green Olives

Raw Pine Nuts

Roasted Pine Nuts

Spinach Salad with Orzo (without Cheese)