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Spinach and Orzo Salad

from Self.com

spinach_orzo

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 oz baby spinach leaves
  • 1 lb cooked orzo
  • 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives, roughly chopped
  • 4 oz chopped feta or haloumi cheese
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  1. In a small pan, warm oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Sauté garlic until lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer garlic and whatever oil remains in the pan to a bowl.
  4. Add 3 tbsp juice, 2 tsp zest, salt and pepper; whisk to combine.
  5. Add spinach and toss lightly.
  6. Add orzo, olives, cheese, onion and mint.
  7. Toss to combine; serve.
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