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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo pasta, cook for 5 minutes, or until al dente. Drain.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place the lamb and garlic in the skillet. Season lamb with coriander, salt, and pepper. Cook until evenly browned. Remove from heat, and drain.

  • In a large bowl, mix the spinach, tomatoes, lemon juice and zest, mint, parsley, green onions, and remaining olive oil. Toss with the orzo, lamb, and feta cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts

461.1 calories; 25.6 g protein; 34.5 g carbohydrates; 88 mg cholesterol; 535.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (47)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2005
YUM. I made this with sauted spiced chicken breast instead of lamb left out the olive oil and the mint (store was out of it) and used a low fat sun dried tomato feta. Very good and very filling. I tried this hot and cold and preferred this served hot. I have leftovers for later this week.. can't wait. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/04/2006
I followed this very closely so I feel good about saying that I don't think it's anything I did. I note now that a few reviewers before me indicate they left out the mint for one reason or another. The mint did definitely do its part in ruining this dish. Read More
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58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2005
YUM. I made this with sauted spiced chicken breast instead of lamb left out the olive oil and the mint (store was out of it) and used a low fat sun dried tomato feta. Very good and very filling. I tried this hot and cold and preferred this served hot. I have leftovers for later this week.. can't wait. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2005
YUM. I made this with sauted spiced chicken breast instead of lamb left out the olive oil and the mint (store was out of it) and used a low fat sun dried tomato feta. Very good and very filling. I tried this hot and cold and preferred this served hot. I have leftovers for later this week.. can't wait. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2005
This is a really recipe. Be warned that the prep time is longer than 15 minutes. It take awhile to wash and chop all the ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2004
This is truly outstanding! Lovely mediterranean flavors in every bite. Simple to make and incredibly delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2004
This is now one of my favorites! It is delicious and is faily simple to make. I will never get tired of eating this. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2008
This was wonderful although I made several substitutions. I used chicken breast instead of lamb oregano intead of coriander red pepper instead of tomato & red onion instead of green onion. Ordinarily I don't make this many changes to a recipe but I used what I had on hand and it turned out delicious in any case. Try it with chicken and oregano!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2004
Out of this world!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2009
Very good! I made the following changes: used ground lean turkey instead of lamb; used sundried tomatoes instead of fresh; added sliced black olives; and added a bit of rosemary and paprika. I did not use the coriander or mint. I also blanched te spinach. The feta cheese was a great addition; with the warm orzo and meat it just blended in and gave it a very savory flavor. How wonderful to make an orzo dish without a stick of butter! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2008
Fabulous! My husband and in-laws raved. I used about half the called for lamb and may use a little less next time although we are not big carnivores. I might also lightly rinse the meat after cooking and add the coriander later as the meat was a bit greasy. All the flavors were wonderful!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2006
This recipe is amazing everything tasted wonderful together. I would encourage anyone to try. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/04/2006
I followed this very closely so I feel good about saying that I don't think it's anything I did. I note now that a few reviewers before me indicate they left out the mint for one reason or another. The mint did definitely do its part in ruining this dish. Read More
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