Mediterranean Orzo Spinach Salad Recipe

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves, chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo pasta, cook for 5 minutes, or until al dente. Drain.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place the lamb and garlic in the skillet. Season lamb with coriander, salt, and pepper. Cook until evenly browned. Remove from heat, and drain.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the spinach, tomatoes, lemon juice and zest, mint, parsley, green onions, and remaining olive oil. Toss with the orzo, lamb, and feta cheese to serve.