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Primavera orzo pasta salad

Points® value
Total Time
20 min
10 min
10 min
An easy lunchtime pasta salad that’s packed with green veg and fresh herbs.


White pasta, dry

300 g, Orzo

Asparagus, raw

200 g, trimmed and cut into 4cm lengths

Broccoli, raw

200 g, Tenderstem, cut into 4cm pieces

Peas, fresh or frozen

100 g


1 medium, trimmed and finely, sliced

Half Fat Crème Frâiche

150 g

Reduced fat green pesto

30 g


1 zest(s) of 1, plus wedges to serve

Lemon Juice, Fresh

½ tablespoon(s)

Parsley, fresh

1 tablespoon(s), roughly chopped, plus extra to serve

Mint, Fresh

1 tablespoon(s)


1 medium, cut into wedges, to serve


  1. In a large pan of boiling water, cook the orzo to pack instructions, adding the asparagus, broccoli, peas and leek for the final 4 minutes of cooking time. Drain, refresh under cold running water, then drain again. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the crème fraîche, pesto and lemon juice, then set aside.
  3. In a large serving bowl, toss together the orzo and vegetables with the crème fraîche dressing and most of the lemon zest. Season to taste, then stir in the herbs.
  4. Top with with the extra parsley and mint leaves and the remaining lemon zest, then serve with the lemon wedges on the side.