Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling:Randy Mon
Serves 4 or 5

Time: 30 minutes. This colorful recipe is a fresh twist on the classic pasta salad. Reader Michele Wagner, who gave us the recipe, suggests serving it with grilled salmon, but it's a nice side for any grilled meat you choose.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain, rinse, and transfer to a large serving bowl.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add peppers, garlic, and asparagus and cook, stirring often, until vegetables are softened and starting to brown, about 3 minutes.

Step 3

Add warm pepper mixture to cooked orzo, then add herbs, cheese, remaining 2 tbsp. oil, the salt, and pepper, stirring well. Serve with more parmesan on the side.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

ambrosemsu's Review

February 22, 2013
So good. Very fresh and delicious

taramssip's Review

July 31, 2012
So delicious! The combination of parsley, mint, and basil was delicious and lite!

julienaisbitt's Review

April 21, 2012
Very light, and fresh. Will make again!