Sunday, January 1, 2012

Lemon Orzo Salad

Lemon Orzo

Happy New Year! 

2012 is going to filled with healthy delicious cooking. To start this new year off right I am dedicating the whole month of January to salads. This first salad is a quick, light, pasta salad that is not only nutritious but bursting with tons of tangy flavor!


12 oz. Orzo
1 bunch of fresh asparagus, cut into 1" pieces
1 pint of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1 lemon, zest and juiced
4 Tbs. olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tbs. fresh parsley, minced
1 cup of freshly grated parmesan
kosher salt and pepper


Cook orzo, blanch asparagus the last minute of cooking the pasta. Add cooked orzo, asparagus and sliced tomatoes to a large bowl.

Mix olive oil, lemon, zest, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl, whisk. Drizzle the oil dressing over pasta. Stir in fresh parsley and parmesan. Serve warm or cold.



  1. This sounds delish! Gonna have to try this one! Looking forward to more healthy recipes!

  2. OHHH! This looks super YUMMY! Bookmarking this for the future:)

  3. You've combined so many of my favorite foods here--orzo, asparagus, tomatoes, lemon. Love it!


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