This Orzo Salad is tossed in an herby chimichurri sauce, fresh spinach, and feta. Your healthy dinner side dish is taken care of in less than 15 minutes!
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Orzo Salad with Chimichurri Sauce

This Orzo Salad is tossed in an herby chimichurri sauce, fresh spinach, and feta. Your healthy dinner side dish is taken care of (and in less than 15 minutes!)
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 452kcal
Author: Sarah Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • ½ cup feta cheese

Instructions

  • Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add orzo. Cook 7 to 10 minutes, or until al dente (these cooking instructions may vary by brand, check your orzo package).
  • While the orzo cooks, add parsley, cilantro, red onion, garlic, lime juice, red wine vinegar, salt, black pepper, red pepper, and olive oil to a food processor. Pulse until smooth.
  • Slice spinach into thin strips (it’s easiest to stack them up and slice a bunch at once).
  • Stir to combine orzo and chimichurri sauce to suit your taste (you may not need the whole batch of sauce). Stir in spinach and feta and serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 1portion | Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 378mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 47.1% | Vitamin C: 33.4% | Calcium: 14% | Iron: 11.3%