Recipe: Lemony Orzo Pasta with Spinach and Cheese

Lemony Orzo Pasta with Spinach and Cheese
Lemony Orzo Pasta with Spinach and Cheese, Courtesy:

This quick and easy pasta and spinach dish is perfect for a mid-week dinner with friends or on your own. The lemon juice and fresh mint gives it a light taste, while the feta adds a creamy texture.

1/2 pound orzo pasta (dry)
1 pound spinach, washed, chopped, and trimmed
1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 to 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
salt and ground pepper


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook orzo according to package instructions.
  2. Stir in spinach until wilted. Drain.
  3. In a large bowl, toss hot spinach and pasta with mint, crumbled feta cheese, lemon juice, and olive oil.
  4. Season with salt and ground pepper.


Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • Although this was quite tasty as is, next time, I will add some toasted pine nuts to give this dish a little but more texture.
  • Substitute your favorite small pasta if you don’t have orzo on hand.  Some good choices are elbows and small shells.

Yield: 4 servings




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