Spinach Orzo Ensalata
1 cup uncooked whole-wheat orzo pasta (boil it approx. 6-7 mins and rinse well)
10+ cups spinach (about 2 10-oz. bags), chopped
1 pkg. fresh basil, cut into ribbons
2 tomatoes, diced small
1 can black olives, sliced
2 oz. capers (half a 4-oz. jar), drained
1/2 cup raw pine nuts (optional: toasted)
optional: shaved/grated Parmesan to taste
Toss all ingredients except optional Parmesan. Add ZESTY DILL dressing (below) to taste and toss. Top each plate with shaved Parmesan and serve.
I personally like to top each salad with their own dressing so the salad doesn't go to waste if it's not all eaten that day.
I also usually make 1/2 this because it's large. But it does store well in the fridge for a few days.
recipe from green smoothie girl