Mediterranean Orzo Spinach Salad
1 cup uncooked Orzo pasta
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 lb ground lamb
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
5 green onions, chopped
1 cup crumpled feta cheese
4 cups fresh spinach leaves, chopped
1 tbsp ground coriander
Salt and pepper to taste
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.
SERVE AND ENJOY WITH A BOTTLE OF SCHMIDT FAMILY VINEYARDS RIESLING!