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Lemon Orzo Primavera

This dish contains your serving of starch and since it’s packed with veggies, herbs and other delicious flavors and healthy fats such as olives all you need to do is add a protein to this easy meal. It is a delicious alternative and similar to the Pasta Salad.  You can serve it hot or cold and it refrigerates really well.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb orzo
  • 1/2 cup olives black and green
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small yellow pepper cut into cubes
  • 1 small red onion cut into thing slices
  • 1 cup asparagus cut up
  • 1 lemon juice
  • basil
  • parsley
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil
  • butter

Instructions

  • Cook the orzo according to package instructions and set aside
  • In a medium saucepan heat up enough olive oil to cover the bottom. Add the butter and lemon juice. Add the tomatoes, peppers, onion and asparagus and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add the olives, basil and parsley (as much or as little as you like), sprinkle with salt and pepper and sauté for 1 more minute. Remove from stove. Add the orzo and mix it well.
  • Serve hot or cold refrigerated.