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6 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Meal Types:
Side Dishes
Salads and Salad Dressings
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Spinach Orzo with Pinenuts

A simple pasta and fresh spinach side dish that can be served hot or cold.



  1. Cook pasta according to directions, drain, and place in medium serving bowl.
  2. In large skillet, add oil and onion. Sauté until onions almost clear.
  3. Add minced garlic and pine nuts. Sauté for about 3 more minutes.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add fresh spinach and diced tomato and cook until spinach is wilted.
  6. Pour spinach over pasta in bowl. Mix and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve as a cold salad.
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Simple recipe that goes with almost anything. I like it best served cold.
24 Oct 11 by member: ETNOC


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Nutrition summary:

There are 214 calories in 1 serving of Spinach Orzo with Pinenuts.
Calorie break-down: 46% fat, 43% carbs, 10% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 102
Calories 214
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 11.36g 17%
  Saturated Fat 1.355g 7%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2.937g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 6.087g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 163mg 7%
Potassium 366mg  
Total Carbohydrate 23.83g 8%
  Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%
  Sugars 2.64g  
Protein 5.65g  
Vitamin A 338% Vitamin C 158%
Calcium 27% Iron 72%
of RDI*
(214 calories)
11% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (44%)
Fat (46%)
Protein (10%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories