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!
: side, salad
Cuisine: vegan, vegetarian, clean eating
Serves: 6 cups
  • 1 cup dry orzo noodles (use gluten-free noodles, if required)
  • 1 bunch asparagus, tough ends removed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 - 1½ cup tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup crumbled feta or chèvre cheese (substitute with a vegan cheese for a vegan salad)
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or basil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Cracked pepper
  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.
Recipe by phoebe's pure food at