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Roasted Cauliflower, Feta, and Orzo Salad

Spinach salad with roasted cauliflower, orzo, feta cheese, dried cherries, red onion, and a simple honey lemon dressing. This salad is loaded with flavor and is great for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 386kcal

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 1 small head cauliflower, broken into small florets (about 5 cups)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries
  • 4 cups baby spinach

For the Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, toss the cauliflower with 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, the garlic, salt, and pepper. Spread on a large baking sheet and roast until tender and cauliflower is slightly charred, about 20-25 minutes. Let cool and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a pot of salted boiling water, cook the orzo until al dente. Drain in colander, rinse under cold water, drain well, and toss with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • In a large bowl, make the dressing. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, mustard, salt, and pepper. Add the cooked orzo, roasted cauliflower, red onion, crumbled feta cheese, and dried cherries. Toss until well coated with the dressing. Add the spinach and toss one more time. Taste and season with more salt and pepper, if desired. Serve.

Notes

Recipe from Cravings by Chrissy Teigen. 

Nutrition

Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 725mg | Potassium: 493mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2459IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 2mg