This lemony chicken asparagus pasta salad is an easy, fresh, and flavorful spring meal. Orzo is my favorite pasta to use for pasta salad because you only need a little bit of it to give it a pasta salad vibe and can really focus on the vegetables and protein.
Over the Spoon for:
- Detox powers from Asparagus and Artichokes
- High in protein from chicken
- Fresh spring flavor from lemon juice
What do you need to make this asparagus pasta salad:
- Orzo - can you gluten-free orzo noodles if needed!
- Fresh asparagus
- Canned artichoke hearts
- Cooked chicken
- White Wine Vinegar
- Olive oil
Super powers of Asparagus and Artichokes:
Asparagus and artichokes are both full of nutrients like Vitamin C and K, fiber, and antioxidants. They are great vegetables to help your liver detox and to support digestion.
How to make this Artichoke and Asparagus Pasta Salad:
- Boil orzo and asparagus
- Strain orzo and asparagus under cool water and add to a large mixing bowl.
- Toss with remaining ingredients.
Store in the fridge and serve within 4 days.
I would not recommend freezing this pasta salad.
If you like this recipe you should try:
Or this Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup (Instant Pot)
Asparagus Pasta Salad
- 1 cup orzo pasta
- 2 cups chopped asparagus
- 1 large lemon
- 1 can artichoke hearts (quartered)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
- 11/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 10 oz crumbled feta cheese
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Bring 3 cups of water to a boil.
- Boil 1 cup orzo pasta for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add chopped asparagus to orzo and boil an additional 5 minutes.
- Strain under cool water and add to a large mixing bowl.
- Stir in the juice of 1 lemon, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt.
- Stir in strained artichoke hearts and chicken.
- Toss with white wine vinegar, freshly cracked pepper, and feta cheese.
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