Sunday, April 10, 2011

Food blog 5: Spinach Orzo Salad...Danelle's style

This food blog goes out to Heidi!

This is probably one of the easiest and tastiest pasta salads around and is always a hit at parties.

My recipe was inspired by this recipe that is also just as tasty. I just love fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella (if you haven't learned already) so I have modified it to include them too.


1 (16 ounce) package uncooked orzo pasta
1 bag of fresh baby spinach leaves
8 oz fresh mozzarella pearls halved
16 oz cherry tomatoes halved
A couple of fresh basil leaves sliced
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in all of your ingredients. Toss with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Refrigerate and serve cold.

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