Lemon Orzo with Asparagus and Halloumi

April 12, 2021 at 10:00AM

Welcome spring with this seasonal lemon asparagus orzo with fried halloumi. A delicious vegetarian meal packed full of flavor and fresh ingredients including asparagus, basil and lemon. We’re going full-blown spring around here! Bring on the asparagus. Bring on the citrus. Heck, bring on the radishes! Anything but peas. Not a fan of those…except occasionally some super fresh English peas. I make an exception for those. By the end of summer I’m ready for soups and stews and by the end of winter I’m ready for salads and fresh veggies! I feel like this lemon orzo with fried halloumi is a nice in-between. The veggies are cooked and warming but the orzo has a fresh, citrusy flavor with a hint of basil. It feels fancy but it’s not. Because we’re all about things feeling fancy but not actually being fancy around here. Pretty sure that perfectly captures halloumi, which seems like a fancy cheese but really is just one-step above basic cheddar. Enough of the chit chat, let’s get cooking… What You Need For Lemon Orzo: Orzo – feel free to use whole wheat orzo or gluten-free orzo Olive oil Lemon – zest + juice Fresh basil Halloumi cheese – […]

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Author Davida Lederle | HealthyMaven
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