Herbed Carrot & Pea Orzo Salad- Fresh and Delicious!
Recipe type: Salad, side dish
Cuisine: Californian
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Serves:: 6 servings
A salad as fresh as the Spring season!
  • ½ C Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3 t Lemon zest
  • 8 ounces uncooked orzo pasta
  • ¼ cup minced shallot or red onion
  • 2 T Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T Maille Dijon mustard
  • ½ t Kosher sea salt
  • ½ t Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 C Raw, shelled (or frozen) peas
  • 1 C Finely grated peeled Carrots
  • 1 C Assorted chopped fresh herbs (such as mint, chives, sliced green onions and flat leaf parsley)
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, whisk together lemon juice and zest, shallots, olive oil, mustard, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  3. -2 minutes before pasta is done cooking, add peas and carrots to hot water to blanch.
  4. Into a fine strainer in the sink, pour pasta vegetable water and rinse with cool water.
  5. Drain well.
  6. In a large bowl combine pasta vegetable mixture.
  7. Add lemon mixture and gently fold to combine.
  8. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill 1 to 48 hours.
  9. Before serving, add toasted almonds and stir.
  10. Taste mixture and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Recipe by My Sweet California Life at https://www.mysweetcalifornialife.com/herbed-carrot-pea-orzo-salad-fresh-and-delicious/