Sunday, November 22, 2009

Orzo salad with spinach

This is a quick and easy side dish. It goes perfectly with the baked fish. Or top with the cooked shrimp and cheese!

Serve: 4 Prep: 10 min Cook: 10 min


  • 2 cup Orzo pasta
  • 4 cups spinach, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 small cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 2 green onion, white part, diced
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 5 radishes, cut in half, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp chicken flavour bouillon mix
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • a pinch of salt


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the orzo and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water and shake dry.
  2. Meanwhile, toss the spinach, radishes, cucumber, onion, parsley,... and 1/3 cup each lemon juice and olive oil in a large bowl.
  3. Add the orzo and season with bouillon mix, salt and pepper.

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