With Spring just around the corner, I can't help but crave green dishes like this orzo salad chock full of spinach and crunchy vegetables. Thanks to a light and lemony vinaigrette and a dose of protein from broiled shrimp, it's a healthy and hearty meal. Although many people think of salad as a side dish, this one is so filling and flavorful it stands alone. Get the uncomplicated recipe after the break.
Kosher salt Serves 4.
1/2 cup orzo
4 cups spinach, thinly sliced
10 medium radishes, quartered
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1/2 red onion, quartered and thinly sliced
1/4 cup pitted oil-cured olives, chopped
1/2 cup packed fresh mint, chopped
1/2 cup packed fresh parsley, chopped
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground pepper
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese