This orzo salad recipe is made with fresh cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach and red onion. It is dressed with olive oil and lemon. This is a very fresh and tasty salad that you can enjoy anytime.
Orzo is a small pasta that ressembles a melon seed. If you cannot find it you can use any snall pasta for this such as albows, shells or bows. Any of those will work.
This is a great salad to pack for school or work in a lunch box. It is fresh and delicious and so easy to make.
Here is what you are going to need to make this delicious salad:
12 oz. (340 grams) orzo or any other small pasta
1/2 a cup of small cubed fresh cheese (Farmers, Cotija, Queso Fresco)
1/2 a cup of sliced red onion
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes – halved
1 cup cucumber slices
2 cups baby spinach leaves
Salt & Pepper
1 TBS lemon juice
Cook the pasta as per package instructions. Leave it al-dente meaning it has a little tiny bit of a bite. Do not overcook it. Drain it and place it in a bowl. Cool down completely.
Add all the vegetables and mix. Season with salt, pepper, lemon juice and olive oil and toss it. Taste it and adjust the salt if necessary. Serve.
CALORIES 329.15; FAT 10.01 grs (sat 3.25; mono 4.53; poly 1.06); PROTEIN 12.01 grs ; FIBER 3.28 grs; CARBS 47.69 grs; CHOLESTEROL 13.04 mg; IRON 2.79 mg; SODIUM 551.11 mg; CALCIUM 149.28 mg