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Smoked Salmon & Orzo Salad with Mother Earth Sicilian Olives

This hearty and healthy salad is chock full of tasty vegetables and savory lean protein. If you haven’t tried our Mother Earth Sicilian Olives, this is a prime example of how well these olives work with everyday recipes. The buttery flavor and mild brine of these olives pair so well with the smoked salmon, asparagus, sun-dried tomato, spinach, and feta components of this salad. The dressing provides a naturally sweet-tart balance to the overall dish. 

Serves 4 


Salad Dressing: 

1 tablespoons Gil’s Mother Earth Sicilian olive juice 

1 tablespoon honey 

1/2 teaspoons Big Sur Seafood Seasoning 

2 cups orzo, cooked and cooled 

1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, sliced or diced 

1 cup baby spinach, chopped 

1 bunch asparagus, quartered, steamed and cooled 

2 smoked salmon fillets, flaked into bite-sized pieces 

2-3 tablespoons feta cheese crumbles 


Place olive juice, balsamic, honey, mustard, olive oil, and seasoning in a large bowl, and whisk to combine the vinaigrette. 

Add the cooked orzo, tomatoes, olives, spinach, asparagus, and salmon to the bowl with the vinaigrette, and gently stir to combine the salad. Divide between plates or bowls and sprinkle with feta before serving. 

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