Chilled Greek Orzo Salad

Today’s recipe is brought to you by spring.  I know we’ve mentioned it ad-nauseum, but Chicago is truly representing global warming with a bang.  I think the spring preview has everyone thinking about summer and the great things it brings: Cubs games, the patio at Tavern, Arnold Palmers on the beach…so excited!  The warm weather obviously also brings lighter fare to mind – those hearty soups and warming stir-frys leave a great impression, but no longer have that same lunchtime appeal.  Instead, I opted for a Greek inspired chilled orzo salad.  Combine parsley spiced chicken, grape tomatoes, fresh spinach, kalamata olives, a bit of lemon juice and olive oil and a sprinkle of feta cheese for a delicious and flavorful lunch.  I’m sure this would be tasty warm as well, but it makes such a light delicious lunch, I just couldn’t bring myself to warm it up.  Enjoy!

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