Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad + Video

asparagus orzo salad

It’s virtually asparagus season! Which, is a purpose to have a good time for my part. Spring produce makes me so extremely joyful, particularly now that I reside within the Midwest.

Spring means asparagus, it means artichokes, it implies that I can virtually begin planting my summer time backyard. And, most significantly, it implies that I can swap in my flip-flops for snow boots as a result of you’ll be able to take the lady outta California however you can’t take California outta the lady. If temperatures rise about 45 levels, you’ll be able to guess that I’ve acquired my flops on.

You can even guess that I’m firing up the grill, preparing for a season crammed with tofu kebobs, grilled vegetable platters and vegetable burgers galore. Sigh. I used to be made for heat climate.

grilled vegetable orzo salad

grilled vegetable pasta salad

This grilled vegetable salad is scrumptious, good for any upcoming potlucks or BBQs. I began with grilling the asparagus, then thought of including in some charred tomatoes. Then, I wished so as to add only a little bit of smoky grilled onion. After which I couldn’t get the concept of lemon and capers out of my thoughts.

Nicely, generally I even shock myself. The wedding of those elements simply performs so properly collectively. Tender orzo, gentle grilled greens, briny capers, brilliant lemons and plenty of parsley and mint.

grilled asparagus

grilled vegetable orzo salad

Wow, I cherished this one heat, at room temperature and chilly. I do know I’ll be having fun with this one again and again for the upcoming months.

It’s fairly straight ahead, so I don’t assume you want any extra culinary ideas from me. For comfort, I take advantage of my grill pan on my range. Positive, it doesn’t fairly give the greens the identical infused taste {that a} charcoal grill offers, but it surely makes this dish come collectively in lower than 30 minutes which works for me. Take pleasure in!

vegetable orzo salad

Should you do this recipe, let me know! Go away a remark, charge it, and tag your Instagram pictures with #delishknowledge . I completely love seeing your creations. Comfortable cooking! 

See methods to make this recipe within the video above.




  • 1 cup raw orzo pasta
  • 1 bunch asparagus, powerful ends eliminated 
  • 3 roma tomatoes, sliced in half 
  • 1” slice purple onion 
  • 2 tablespoons drained caper berries
  • 2 tablespoons recent lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/four cup olive oil, plus extra for grilling 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt/freshly floor pepper 
  • 1/four cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint 


  1. Warmth a oiled grill pan or grill on medium warmth. 
  2. Carry a medium pot of salted water to a boil and add the orzo. Prepare dinner till simply al dente in line with package deal instructions. Drain and frivolously rinse. Place into a big bowl and put aside. 
  3. Grill the asparagus spears, halved roma tomatoes and slice of onion till tender with just a few char/grill marks. Take away from warmth and chop the asparagus into 1″ items, tomatoes into chunk dimension items and onion right into a small cube. 
  4. Add the greens into the bowl with the orzo. Whisk collectively the capers, lemon, dijon, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk within the olive oil to create a dressing, then toss with the greens and orzo. Add the herbs and toss once more. Season to style for salt and pepper. 


  • This tastes nice heat or chilly. The flavors develop time beyond regulation, so make forward if desired and toss with recent herbs proper earlier than serving. 
  • I’ve made this with goat cheese and feta earlier than and it’s scrumptious! Add in with the nice and cozy greens to soften the cheese with the pasta or add chunks in to the cooled salad. Both approach, it’s yummy. 


  • Serving Measurement: 1/four recipe
  • Energy: 281
  • Sugar: eight g
  • Sodium: 417 mg
  • Fats: 14 g
  • Saturated Fats: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fats: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 7 g
grilled vegetable orzo salad




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