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Debbie's "Peace of Mind" Salad


8 cups chicken stock
4 cups water
1 lb orzo
3/4 to 1 cup EVO [Extra Virgin Olive Oil], divided
4 cups spinach leaves, washed
1 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes
Shredded cooked chicken [optional]
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1/2 cup thin snipped basil
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
8 oz Feta cheese
Juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper
1/2 cup sliced Kalamata olives


Boil broth & water together
Add orzo & chicken, if you choose that option
Cook according to orzo directions
Mix with all other ingredients & dress with 1/4 cup olive oil, which you've mixed with lemon juice. If too dry, add remaining 1/2 cup olive oil
Add salt and pepper. Toss lightly & well.
Refrigerate 2 hrs. Serve cold or at room temperature or even heated.

I was handed a bowl of this delightful salad when, after watching my daughter's kids, she sent it home for our supper. It's a nice "payback" feeling when Hannah does that! She said it was Debbie Holley's recipe, so I thought "delicious," based on the raves from Hannah's husband who goes to a men's Bible study at Holley's house. Debbie serves the guys dinner! Learn where that comes from when you listen to the Woman to Woman® show we did on January 15, "Peace of Mind: Get It!" Your response was over the top, so I knew you'd like one of her recipes.

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