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Simple Summer Dish - Arugula Lemon Orzo Recipe

Fresh and Zesty Summer Arugula Lemon Orzo Recipe


At The Arrows Farm, we're passionate about growing fresh, sustainable produce that brings vibrant flavors to your table. Our arugula, grown with care and dedication, is a star ingredient in our Arugula Lemon Orzo recipe. This delightful dish combines the peppery punch of arugula with the zesty brightness of lemon and the creamy texture of orzo, making it perfect for any meal. Enjoy this nutritious and delicious recipe while supporting local farming!

Why Our Arugula Stands Out

Our arugula is grown using sustainable agricultural practices that ensure the highest quality and taste. By avoiding synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, we produce arugula that is not only good for you but also for the environment, grown all close to your home. You can find our freshly harvested arugula in our veggie boxes or at local farmers' markets. Order a veggie box here or find us at The Clayton Farmer's Markets on Saturdays 9-1pm.


Fresh and Zesty Arugula Lemon Orzo


- 1 package of orzo pasta

- 6 cups fresh arugula, roughly chopped

- About lemon and a half (zest and juice)

- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

- Salt and pepper to taste


1. Cook the Orzo:

- Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the orzo and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. This usually takes about 8-10 minutes.

- Drain the orzo. Put In large bowl.

2. Combine Ingredients:

- With orzo, add arugula, lemon zest, lemon juice, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss well to coat the pasta evenly.

3. Add Any Desired Additional Toppings:

- Grated Parmesan cheese, chopped tomatoes, or chicken or sausage are great additional toppings.

4. Serve:

- This dish can be enjoyed warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

- Garnish with additional lemon zest or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Tips and Variations

- Protein Boost: Add grilled chicken, shrimp, or chickpeas for a more substantial meal.

- Extra Veggies: Feel free to toss in other fresh vegetables like cucumbers, bell peppers, or avocado for added texture and nutrients.

- Herb Infusion: Fresh herbs like basil would also be delicious.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

- Quick and Easy: This dish comes together in less than 30 minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights.

- Fresh and Healthy: Packed with fresh greens and a light lemon dressing, it’s a nutritious option that doesn’t compromise on flavor.

- Versatile: Enjoy it as a main dish, side dish, or even pack it for a picnic or lunchbox.

We hope you enjoy making and eating this Arugula Lemon Orzo as much as we do here at The Arrows Farm. It’s a wonderful way to use fresh, seasonal ingredients and bring a bit of our farm’s goodness to your table.

Did you make this recipe? We’d love to see your delicious creations! Share your photos on Instagram and tag us @TheArrowsFarm.

Bon appétit!


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