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Macaroni Grill Insalata Florentine
(Spinach, Orzo and Chicken Salad)

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 ounces julienne-shredded fresh spinach
  • 3 ounces grilled chicken, sliced and chilled
  • 1 ounce ripe Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 ounce pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 1/2 ounce sun-dried tomatoes, julienne cut
  • 1/2 ounce capers
  • 1/2 ounce sliced black olives
  • 1/2 ounce julienne-cut radicchio
  • 5 ounces orzo pasta, cooked and chilled
  • 3 ounces roasted, garlic lemon vinaigrette
  • 1/4 ounce shaved Grana Padana Parmesan
  • Fresh cracked pepper, for garnish

Method

  1. In the order listed, place all ingredients, except Parmesan cheese, in a chilled mixing bowl.
  2. Toss and serve on a decorative wide bowl.
  3. Garnish with shaved Parmesan cheese and fresh cracked pepper.

Radicchio is a red-leafed Italian chicory.

Posted by Gayle at Recipe Goldmine 9/3/02 10:30:05 pm.

Source: Birmingham News - August 30, 2002