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Lemon Vinaigrette Pasta Salad

Guest recipe and blog by Emily Hill @wonderwhyimfat

The summer season has arrived, which brings graduation parties, outdoor birthday parties, barbecues and other celebrations. This Lemon Vinaigrette Orzo pasta salad is the perfect side dish for any event or outing! 

Its packed with summer veggies and the lemon dressing makes it so light and refreshing. This dish is served cold, making it super easy to make the day/night before. 

And confession time: I will be bringing this to all my BBQs this summer.

For my corn, tomatoes and cucumbers, I’m lucky enough to grow them all locally, right in my garden! Tomatoes have so many valuable health benefits and are great for your digestion, your immune system, your skin and your eyes. 

In addition to the healthy veggies, I added Just Thrive Precision PREbiotic to help all the good bacteria in my gut thrive! The Precision PREbiotic adds a fun layer of a tropical flavor without any added ingredients.  

Most marinades and dressings have preservatives or unnecessary sugars or sodium added.  Precision PREbiotic has no added salt, soy or sugar to get that delicious tropical flavor. It tastes delicious when mixed in any lemonade or sweet treat, and it’s even delicious all by itself to sip on throughout the day.   

Precision PREbiotic is a win-win ingredient I like to keep in my kitchen as a recipe companion to give my favorite recipes a little gut healthy kick, and keep my digestion in tip top shape all year round. 

Aside from the flavor, what I love about Precision PREbiotic is that it’s uniquely formulated to support only the growth of beneficial bacteria (most prebiotics support both good and bad microbes).  Plus, Precision PREbiotic helps me support my metabolism and I've noticed that I feel fuller longer, which is amazing for weight management.  

The duo of Just Thrive Precision PREbiotic and Just Thrive Probiotic have changed my overall health. The fact that I can just sprinkle them into most of my daily recipes, makes me love them even more! Most probiotics and prebiotics aren’t even shelf stable and can’t even survive the trip from the mouth to the gut. But Just Thrive survives and this duo will do more than just survive – It will help you thrive!

Now onto the recipe!

Lemon Vinaigrette Pasta Salad Recipe

This recipe takes about 20 minutes to make. You can make it a day ahead and keep it in the fridge until ready to serve if you’d like:

Ingredients for the salad:

  • 1lb orzo – traditional or Gluten Free (my favorite GF version is this
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1 cup corn
  • ½ cup red onion
  • 2 TBSP chopped parsley

Ingredients for the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 TBSP lemon juice
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 1 TBSP Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 scoops of Precision PREbiotic drink mix
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Start off by cooking your orzo according to the package directions.
  2. Add the cooked orzo, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, onion and parsley in a large bowl.
  3. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk together.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir it until well combined.
  5. Cover and set in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

Enjoy!

Love,
Emily @wonderwhyimfat