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Lunch | Side

Orzo Pasta Salad with Veggies

  • 10 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 10 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4

    Servings

  • 312 Calories
  • 10g Fat
  • 47g Carbs
  • 13g Protein
  • Instructions & Tools

    Instructions

Ingredients

  • 4 Servings
  • 312 Calories
  • 10g Fat
  • 47g Carbs
  • 13g Protein
  • 20 Mins Total Time
  • 1 lb Fresh Asparagus, washed, woody ends reomved, and cut into thirds
  • 1 Cup Dried Orzo Pasta
  • ½ Cup Cherry Tomatoes, washed and halved
  • ¼ Cup Pesto
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians

Nourishment Note

Instructions

  • 4 Servings
  • 312 Calories
  • 10g Fat
  • 47g Carbs
  • 13g Protein
  • 20 Mins Total Time
  • 1

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2

    Boil Water for Asparagus Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Once water is boiling, add the asparagus and allow to cook for 3 minutes.

  • 3

    Add Orzo Add the orzo to the saucepan with asparagus and cook according to package directions, about 7 minutes.

  • 4

    Drain and Add Pesto Drain the pasta and the asparagus and return to the pot. Add the pesto and tomatoes and mix until well coated. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.

  • 5

    Serve and Enjoy Serve pasta salad warm or chilled. Enjoy!

  • 6

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians

Allergen Swap

  • NNuts

    Make or purchase a pesto that does not contain nuts

  • DDairy

    Make or purchase a pesto that does not contain Parmesan cheese

  • GGluten

    Choose a small, gluten-free pasta

RA Cooking Tips

  • Asparagus

    Add frozen asparagus tips to the boiling water instead of prepping fresh asparagus.

  • Tomatoes

    Add whole cherry tomatoes instead of halving tomatoes.

  • Make it a Meal

    Add pre-cooked chicken to the pasta salad to increase the protein content and make it a meal!

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