Herbed Carrot & Pea Orzo Salad- Fresh and Delicious!
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Recipe type: Salad, side dish
Cuisine: Californian
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Serves:: 6 servings
 
A salad as fresh as the Spring season!
Ingredients:
  • 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
Directions:
  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/