clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
overhead orzo spinach salad recipe

Spinach Orzo Salad with Artichokes

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chopped
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


Orzo salad with artichokes and spinach comes together in less than 30 minutes. It’s so fresh, delicious, and makes the best side.


Units Scale
  • 3/4 cup dry orzo
  • 1 (6 – 10 oz.) jar marinated artichokes, drained + roughly chopped
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta

Basil Vinaigrette

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh basil, minced
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest, optional
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper


  1. Cook orzo in salted water according to the box directions. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  2. Meanwhile, make the vinaigrette by whisking together the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, basil, and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. In a large salad bowl, combine the cooked orzo with artichokes, spinach, tomatoes, green onions, and feta. Pour the vinaigrette over salad and toss to combine. Cover and chill for 30 minutes before serving.


  • Leftovers: Leftover salad will keep refrigerated for 2-3 days in an airtight container.
  • Substitutions: Check my blog post for ideas on how to change up the salad to suit your preferences.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 198
  • Sugar: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 167 mg
  • Fat: 14.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.9 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.4 mg

Keywords: orzo salad, cold salad, easy, pasta salad