Spring Orzo Salad

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Lainey39

This is from Woman's Day.

Top Review by IngridH

This was a nice, fresh pasta salad. With all of the vegetables in it, I didn't have to make a second side dish- made dinner much easier! The lemon flavor from both the zest and the juice made the citrus flavor very pronounced, which I really enjoyed. I served this with grilled chicken, and it was a wonderful combination. Made for ZWT7- Emerald City Shakers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk lemon zest, juice, water, oil, sugar, salt and pepper in a large bowl until blended.
  2. Add onions and let stand while pasta cooks.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  4. Add pasta, return to a boil and cook as package directs; stir in asparagus and carrots 3 minutes before pasta will be done.
  5. Cook until pasta and vegetables are just firm-tender.
  6. Drain and rinse under cold running water; drain again.
  7. Put in a bowl with dressing.
  8. Add mint or dill or parsley to mix and coat.

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