Orzo Pesto Salad

This delicious pasta dish is great to bring to a party. There will be so much to share, and your friends and family will love it!

Yield: 
6-8 Servings

Recipe Categories:

EntreesSalads VeganNut-Free

Updated: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 9:13pm

Ingredients: 
  • 3½ cups orzo pasta, cooked and set aside
  • 3 Tablespoons safflower oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 Vegan sausage links, crumbled
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup kalamata olives
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup currant tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, torn
  • ½ cup pesto
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup feta cheese (optional)
Instructions: 
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for a few minutes or until translucent.
  2. Add vegan sausage and garlic. Cook until sausage is slightly browned.
  3. Remove mixture from heat and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl combine cooked orzo, olives, lemon juice, tomatoes, spinach, pesto, salt and pepper.
  5. Add sauté mixture and mix well. Best at room temperature. Serve and Enjoy!