Friday, March 27, 2009

Spinach Orzo Pasta Salad

I found this salad on a great little family blog dedicated to good food.  There are some great recipes there so check it out.   
This is all sorts of different.  Different taste. Different texture. Different ingredients.  But surprisingly....good!  

1 bag baby spinach
1 16 oz box of orzo pasta cooked and cooled
1/2 cup finely chopped red cabbage
3-4 fresh tomatoes chopped
2-3 tablespoons sun dried tomatoes
1 can black olives
1/2 bottle capers
pine nuts
Parmesan cheese

Mix all together in large bowl and when ready to serve add dressing and toss.

In blender add:
1 clove garlic
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/3 cup garlic rice vinegar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
fresh ground pepper

I was out of capers. I was bummed. The saltiness in capers would compliment the sweetness of the dressing and sun dried tomatoes great. So use the capers. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Abby said...

ooooooh that looks sooo good!