This orzo pasta salad with feta cheese, spinach, and brussels sprouts is an amazingly simple, easy and delicious salad that you can prepare in under 30 mins. A perfect side for party dinner or family meals.
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Orzo Pasta Salad With Feta And Spinach

This orzo pasta salad with feta cheese, spinach, and brussels sprouts is an amazingly simple, easy and delicious salad that you can prepare in under 30 mins. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad, Side
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 416kcal
Author: Rebecca Hubbell

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 lb Brussels┬ásprouts
  • 2-3 cup fresh spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomato
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Dressing

  • 2 1/2 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Cook orzo according to package instructions. Drain and keep it aside
  • Cut Brussels sprouts in half and then thinly slice them
  • Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add thinly sliced Brussels sprouts and cook for 4-5 min or until the raw taste disappears
  • Add chopped spinach and cook for 1-2 min. Let the mixture cool down
  • Then in a large mixing bowl add cooked orzo pasta, cooked Brussels and spinach mixture, sun-dried tomatoes, chopped almonds and dried cranberries. Mix well to combine
  • Add feta cheese and mix gently
  • For the dressing, mix remaining olive oil with lemon juice, fresh basil, salt, and pepper
  • Add the dressing to the salad and mix well before serving

Notes

You can also add additional spinach to the salad if you prefer. If you are using sun-dried tomatoes in the jar with oil then drain before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 1138mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2515IU | Vitamin C: 107.4mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 4.2mg