Monday, December 1, 2008

Red Raspberry Orzo Salad

Red Raspberry Orzo Salad

Cook 1 pkg. Orzo pasta according to directions. Use as much as you need for the size salad you are making.

Chop about 1/2 package of baby spinach into small pieces.
Toast about 1-1 1/2 cup pine nuts (just under 2 minutes in the toaster oven or microvawe will do it)
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
3/4 cup craisins
artichoke hearts to taste

Add chopped chicken if you are serving this as a main dish, otherwise omit the chicken.

Dressing: Be sure to make this in a blender or food processor (do not shake in a jar).

1/4 c raspberry vinegar
1/2 c olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
1 t. pure maple syrup
1 1/2 t Italian seasoning
salt & pepper to taste

Double this recipe if you are making a large salad with the Orzo. Cut the spinach up as well.

This is one of Brittany Gharring's
recipes. This salad is amazing! The flavors blend together perfectly, and the colors are beautiful! I know this is a family favorite for many of us!