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Mediterranean Orzo Spinach Salad

A copycat recipe for Trader Joe's Mediterranean Orzo Spinach Salad!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course lunch, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • 1 cup orzo uncooked
  • ¼ cup pasta water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup red onion chopped
  • ¼ cup kalamata olives halved
  • cherry tomatoes quartered
  • feta cheese crumbles
  • cup Spinach (per person) chopped, right before serving
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Boil a medium pot of water and cook orzo according to package. Resever ¼ cup pasta water. Drain and rinse orzo with cold water. Pour into a medium sized bowl.
  • Add pasta water, olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir to evenly coat orzo.
  • Add red onion, olives, tomatoes, and feta. Stir to combine.
  • Right before serving, chop ⅔ cups of spinach per person. Place spinach in the bottom of a bowl. Top with orzo mixture.
  • To serve, add some extra feta cheese and fresh organo for garnish.
Keyword Mediterranean, Orzo, pasta salad, spinach
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