asparagus orzo salad

asparagus orzo salad

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I prefer this salad just as it is but if you have a meat eater you could add grilled chicken or steamed shrimp and still keep in healthy!

Ingredients:

  • * 1 cup dry orzo noodle (use gluten free noodle, if required)
  • * 1 bunch asparagus, tough end removed and
  • * 2 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • * 1 -1 1/2 cup tomato, diced
  • * 1/2 cup crumbled feta or chevre cheese (substitute with a vegan
  • cheese for a vegan salad)
  • * 1/4 cup walnut
  • * 2 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or basil
  • * 3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • * 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • * salt

Instructions:

  1. Prepare orzo per package instructions. Set aside to cool.
  2. Blanch the asparagus in a pot of boiling water for 2 minutes. Remove and put into ice water.
  3. In a large bowl combine the orzo, cooled and drained asparagus, spinach, tomatoes, feta, walnuts, dill, lemon juice, and oil. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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