Lemon Walnut Orzo Salad

  • 3 cups orzo pasta, prepped per package instructions
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • ½ cup diced red pepper
  • ½ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped

Prepare the orzo per package instructions. Drain but do not rinse the pasta. Allow to cool 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, zest, and garlic. Pour over the orzo and stir well.

Stir in the spinach, red pepper, and walnuts. Chill until ready to serve.

  • Yields: About 6 cups
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
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