Sunday, April 30, 2017

Lemon Asparagus Orzo

If you want a refreshing take on a pasta dish right in time for spring, then look no further! This lemon asparagus dish mixed with the pasta is amazing! It makes a large portion and feeds a hungry crowd.


1 lb. asparagus, blanched
4 c. chicken stalk
4 c. water
1 Tbs salt
1/4 tsp. turmeric
3 c. orzo pasta
1/2 c. green onions, whites and stalks, thinly sliced


2 lemons, zested
1/2 c. lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, crushed
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. fresh cracked pepper
1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil

Place the lemon zest, juice, garlic, salt and pepper into a bowl. Add in the oil and whisk. Set aside. Slice the cooked asparagus into two inch pieces and set aside. Place the chicken stock and water into a large pot and bring to a boil. Add the salt and turmeric. Add the orzo and cook on medium-high for 10-12 minutes. Place the orzo in a large bowl and add the asparagus and green onions. Whisk the dressing quickly again and pour into the salad. Mix well. Let sit to room temperature before serving.

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