Now I think that this salad would be a good compliment to the Easy Cheesy Breadsticks.
What you will need:
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/2 cup each lemon juice and water
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 pound orzo pasta
8 oz asparagus, ends trimmed , cut into 1 inch pieces.
2 cups bagged shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint,dill or parsley.
1. Whisk lemon zest, juice, water,oil,sugar,salt and pepper in a large bowl until blended. Add onions and let stand while pasta cooks.
2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, return to a boil and cook as package directs:stir in asparagus and carrots 3 minutes before pasta will be done.
3. Cook until pasta and vegetables are just firm-tender. Drain and rinse under cold running water:drain again.
4. Put in bowl with dressing. Add mint and toss to mix and coat.
Serves 8 people