Macaroni Grill Insalata Florentine (Spinach, Orzo and Chicken Salad)
Posted by Gayle at anonymous 9/3/02 10:30:05 pm
Source: Birmingham News - August 30, 2002
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
In the order listed, place all ingredients, except Parmesan cheese, in a chilled mixing bowl.
Toss and serve on a decorative wide bowl. Garnish with shaved Parmesan cheese and fresh cracked pepper.
NOTE: Radicchio is a red-leafed Italian chicory.