Springtime Orzo Salad

Springtime Orzo Salad

Springtime Orzo SaladIngredients:
1 C orzo
½ C radish sliced thin
½ C hakurei turnip sliced thin
½ C asparagus, grilled and roughly chopped
1 T olive oil
¼ C dill, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Boil 4 Cups water, then add 2 T salt
  2. Add orzo and cook 9-11 minutes
  3. Separately, combine radish, turnips, olive oil, asparagus and dill in a medium bowl.
  4. Stir in cooked orzo, add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve room temperature or cold.

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