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Spinach and Orzo Salad

Spinach and Orzo Salad

Course Side Dish
Servings 4 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups orzo
  • 1 9-10 oz pkg chopped frozen spinach
  • 8 oz chicken sausage links, sliced into quarter inch pieces (about 2 links)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan (2 ounces)


  • Wash hands with soap and water.
  • Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add orzo and cook according to package directions. Add spinach to boiling water and cook according to package instructions. When the pasta is tender, drain well.
  • In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook chicken sausage, stirring occasionally. Wash hands with soap and water. Cook until browned and the internal temperature reaches165 ºF on food thermometer (about 8 minutes).
  • In a serving bowl combine oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add orzo and spinach and toss to coat. Stir in sausage and Parmesan.
  • Serve immediately.


This recipe was developed using the Safe Recipe Style Guide at SafeRecipeGuide.org