Spinich Orzo Salad with Fresh Tomato Dressing


1 lb orzo, cooked and drained
2 cups shredded fresh spinach
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper

Dress with:
1 cup olive oil (can substitute part with water for less fat)
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (white balsamic is preferred)
3 garlic cloves, minced or sliced
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
3-4 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 Tablespoons fresh thyme leaves (dried is ok–also basil is acceptable)

Whisk together all but tomatoes and thyme in a glass bowl or shake in a glass jar. Stir in tomatoes and thyme. Cover and let stand up to an hour. Add to Orzo salad to taste.

Note: This dressing may be stored in the refridgerator up to a month, refresshing with additional chopped tomato.


1 Comment

  1. This is a great recipe! I just made it for a bunch of my friends and they all want the recipe. Yummy and healthy. At least it gives you a reason to use fresh spinach.


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