Monday, October 5, 2009

Meatless Monday! Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Are you ready for another meatless recipe? Make this tonight for Meatless Monday....or save it for another day....but try it soon! It's delicious and a sure hit among friends.

This is copied and pasted from my cousin's blog, Savoring Earth's Flavors. It was at her house that I first ate this. I've made it several times since and if I bring it to a pot luck, or share it with friends, it always is devoured.

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

1 cup uncooked orzo
2 cups fresh spinach, washed and chopped (or more if you really like spinach)
1/2 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
3 TBS chopped red onion (I only use 1 TBS at the most)
10 - 15 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 (6oz) jar marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled (I just use however much I want to, which is probably more)

1. Cook orzo in boiling water/ broth until tender, about 8 - 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pan. Drain and rinse under cold water.

2. Combine orzo, spinach and nest 5 ingredients through salt in a large bowl.

3. Drain artichoke hearts, reserving the marinade. Coarsely chop artichoke hearts, and add to the orzo mixture. Pour reserved marinade over the orzo and gently stir.

4. Add feta cheese to orzo tossing gently to combine.

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  1. Yummy in my tummy! Great inspiration, Bethy, my dear! Whether it's in the kitchen, the craft room or the play yard... you always share the best stuff! Yipeee!

  2. that sounds delicous.....i think i might try it this weekend, if i can get all the ingredients!

  3. Hey Beth-

    Joey here- from Meatless Monday. I seem to have lost your email address. I just wanted to thank you for doing such a great job keeping up the Meatless Monday posts. I wanted to let you know that we added you to our Bloggers Growing the Movement page.

    Check it out! And please let me know if you have any original meatless recipes you'd like to submit!


    -Joey Lee
    Executive Assistant
    Meatless Monday


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