Mediterranean Orzo Spinach Salad


A bright, flavorful array of Mediterranean ingredients!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 pound ground lamb

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves, chopped

  • 3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint leaves

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 5 green onions, chopped

  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

461 Calories
25g Fat
35g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 461
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 535mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 34mg 170%
Calcium 285mg 22%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 577mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.