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Asparagus Orzo Salad

Asparagus Orzo Salad is an easy and delicious salad that is made with whole grain orzo, fresh lemon, crisp asparagus, and feta. It makes the perfect summer dish! 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Servings 14
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of asparagus cut into one-inch pieces
  • 16 ounces cooked whole wheat orzo cooked
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • 2/3 cup flat Italian parsley chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon about 1 tablespoon
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 11/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add asparagus and blanch for two minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a sieve or colander and run under cold water to stop cooking. Return the water to a boil, salt the water and add orzo. Cook for suggested time, approximately 9 minutes. Drain and run under cool water.
  • In a large serving bowl. add orzo, asparagus, feta, parsley and lemon zest.
  • In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and yogurt. Whisk to combine and add to orzo combination.
  • Refrigerate or serve immediately.

Notes

Adapted from Family Circle May 2015

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 0.7mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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