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A bowl of orzo tossed with spinach, tomatoes, with lemon wedges on top

Lemon Orzo Salad

A bright, fresh and healthy side dish or light main dish! Chewy orzo pasta combined with spinach and cherry tomatoes, tossed in a simple zesty garlicky lemon juice dressing, topped with parmesan cheese.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 328kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 6 oz orzo pasta
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • a few dashes salt


  • Boil orzo pasta in water according to package instruction. Drain water when done and remove from heat.
  • While orzo is cooking, prep the rest of the ingredients - half cherry tomatoes, squeeze lemon juice from lemon, shred parmesan cheese etc.
  • In a small bowl, combine lemon juice with garlic and salt. Stir.
  • Bring drained orzo to a large bowl, then add cherry tomatoes, spinach, and lemon juice mixture. Stir to combined. Then add parmesan cheese. Continue to stir to combine.
  • Serve with more parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy!


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 618mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1362IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 474mg | Iron: 2mg
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