• 8 ounces orzo
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Cups fresh spinach
  • 3/4 Cup Feta cheese
  • 1 Cup California raisins
  • 12 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1/2 Cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground pepper


Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain and turn into large serving bowl; drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat well. Set aside to cool. Add remaining ingredients to bowl; toss to combine well. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 300 (Calories from Fat 38%); Total Fat 13 ( Saturated Fat 3.5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 15; Sodium 330; Potassium 388; Total Carbohydrate 40; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 16; Protein 9; Calcium 107; Iron 3;

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- James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.