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Orzo and Snap Pea Salad

A cross between snow peas and English (regular) peas, sugar snaps have a pod that contains small peas. The entire pea is edible, including the pod.

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  • Servings: 6
Orzo and Snap Pea Salad

Source: Everyday Food, June 2004

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 pound orzo
  • 1 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved crosswise
  • 2 small yellow squash, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • Ground pepper

Directions

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook orzo 5 minutes. Add sugar snap peas and squash. Cook until orzo is al dente and vegetables are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain well; return to pot.

  2. Add lemon juice, olive oil, and Parmesan. Season generously with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

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