Grace's Favorite Spring Pea Orzo Salad Recipe

Grace's Favorite Spring Pea Orzo Salad Recipe

Grace first discovered this recipe in a copy of Southern Living a few years ago and after it was a major hit at Easter it began to make its way onto the table of every picnic and family gathering! Light and refreshing with pops of greens and toasty almonds, this pasta salad is a real crowd pleaser. 

*Note - make ahead a few hours before serving so the flavors can combine, set aside a few almonds for a crunchy topping


Hands on:
20 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Makes 6 servings
  • 3 to 4 lemons


Instructions Checklist
  • Grate zest from lemons to equal 2 tsp. Cut lemons in half; squeeze juice from lemons to equal 1/2 cup.

  • Prepare pasta according to package directions. Whisk together shallots, next 4 ingredients, and lemon juice. Toss together pasta and shallot mixture. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill 1 to 48 hours.

  • Toss together pasta, peas, snow peas, next 2 ingredients, and lemon zest just before serving. Add salt, pepper, and additional lemon juice to taste.

    photo credit: Southern living

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