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!



Ingredients

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


Directions

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.

Enjoy!
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5 comments:

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

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

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

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