Lemon Orzo with Asparagus
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Serves: 4-6
  • Dressing:
  • 2 lemons, juiced and zested
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Orzo Salad:
  • 1 bunch of asparagus (about a pound), cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 cups of orzo pasta
  • ½ cup of green onion, sliced (whites and greens)
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  1. To make the dressing, whisk together all of the ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Combine the water and chicken stock in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil. Add the orzo and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add the asparagus to the pot. Continue cooking the asparagus and orzo for another 5 minutes. Drain, but do not rinse.
  4. Add warm orzo + asparagus to a heat resistant bowl. Add green onions and lemon dressing (mix again if needed). Garnish with lemon slices.
  5. Serve immediately or let rest at room temperature until you're ready to eat!
Recipe by Mom to Mom Nutrition at https://momtomomnutrition.com/food-and-recipes/lemon-orzo-with-asparagus/