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  • 1 cup cooked orzo pasta
  • 1 cup lightly steamed asparagus, cut the same size as the pasta, or peas
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper or carrots
  • ½ cup sliced green onions
  • ½ cup chopped yellow summer squash
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 cup small cherry tomatoes (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup low-fat oil and vinegar dressing
  • salt to taste


  1. Wash hands with soap and warm water. Wash fresh vegetables before preparing.
  2. Combine the pasta, asparagus, peppers, onions, squash, spinach, tomatoes, dressing, and Parmesan cheese in a large bowl.
  3. Toss to coat with the dressing. Add salt to taste.
  4. Serve with grilled chicken or fish at a barbecue or picnic.