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Lemon Peas Orzo Salad

Updated: Aug 22, 2022

Serves: 2

You can make this salad the night before when you are pinched for time. Served with garlic bread or a hearty bun makes this a full meal.


1 cup dry orzo

1 tbsp olive oil

1 small onion finely chopped

1 serrano pepper finely chopped

1 can summer sweet peas

¼ cup white wine

Zest of one lemon

Juice of one lemon

¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

2 tbsp finely chopped fresh spearmint


  1. Cook orzo per the directions on package, strain and rinse with cold water. Let sit.

  2. In skillet heat oil and sauté onion and pepper until onion is tender

  3. Add peas and sauté until heated through

  4. Pour in wine and sauté until liquid is fully absorbed

  5. Turn off and let cool down

  6. In a large bowl add orzo, pea’s mixture, lemon zest and juice, parmesan and spearmint.

  7. Toss everything until well combined

  8. Put in fridge for at least an hour

Note: you could also eat this warm by not letting the peas mixture cool down


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