Lemon Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad


Lemon Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad

Looking for an easy and light pasta salad? This is a quick and simple recipe to whip up in 20 minutes or less! Prep this healthy pasta salad ahead for the week for a quick meal or bring to a summer barbecue.
Servings 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins


  • 6 Quart Pot
  • Sharp knife
  • Strainer
  • Large Bowl
  • Small Bowl
  • Medium sauté pan


  • 8 oz cooked orzo pasta (cooled) cook according to the package.
  • 1 pound asparagus chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 8 oz mozzarella pearls
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil shredded
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • In a small mixing bowl, add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and salt. Whisk until well combined.
    Fresh Orzo Pasta Salad
  • Add 1 tbsp olive oil to medium sauté pan. Add in chopped asparagus to pan over medium-high heat. Sauté for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add cooked orzo, cherry tomatoes, cooled asparagus, mozzarella and basil.
  • Add olive oil, balsamic, lemon mixture to the large mixing bowl. Toss to combine and enjoy!
    Fresh Orzo Pasta Salad


If the pasta salad gets a little dry toss with more olive oil.
Author: Ashley Zezza
Cost: $25
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: fresh pasta salad, healthy, healthy pasta salad, pasta salad, Quick & Easy, summer pasta salad

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