Maple Turmeric Orzo and Chicken Salad


This recipe comes from one of my daughter’s best friends. It’s so quick and easy, but full of flavour! The maple syrup adds a wonderful sweetness that compliments the spice of the turmeric – which also has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Maple Turmeric Orzo and Chicken Salad
• 1 cup orzo
• 1 1/2 cup chicken, cooked and cut into pieces
• 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
• 1 red pepper, cubed
• 1/4 cup flat parsley, chopped
• Feta to taste
• Salt and pepper, to taste

• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 1 tbsp maple syrup
• 1 tbsp lemon juice
• 1 tsp turmeric powder

Cook orzo in a pot of salted, boiling water, according to package instructions. Drain and rinse in cold water. While it’s cooking, combine chicken, vegetables, and parsley in a large bowl. Prepare the vinaigrette by whisking together its ingredients. Add the cooled orzo to the chicken-vegetable mixture. Pour on vinaigrette, add feta, and toss. Season with salt and pepper

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