Side Dishes

Lemon Orzo with Roasted Asparagus

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When spring comes, I want asparagus. And when I say I want asparagus, I mean I want it on my plate all the time - in pasta, as a side, roasted, grilled, in a boat, with a goat, in the rain, on a train - you name it. Here's a dish that will cure all of your asparagus cravings. Playing the roles of carb and veggie in one, it may serve as consummate companion to any meat, or stand alone as a fantastic light lunch. I served it with this Spice Rubbed Salmon with Avocado Salsa

6
8 oz. orzo pasta
1 bundle asparagus, woody ends trimmed then cut into thirds
1 T. olive oil
1 t. salt, divided
1/2 t. pepper, divided
1/4 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/3 c. feta cheese
Place the oven rack on the top rung then preheat the broiler. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions, drain, transfer to a large bowl and set aside to cool slightly. Spray a baking sheet...
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Nutritions

Calories
109

Sodium
857mg
35% DV

Fat
8g
12% DV

Protein
4g
8% DV

Carbs
6g
2% DV

Fiber
1.0g
4% DV