lemon-basil orzo salad
1 C dry whole wheat orzo
2 zucchini, sliced in planks
1 red pepper, cored
1 bunch fresh basil, stems removed and coarsely chopped
2 C loosely packed baby spinach
1/2 -1 C fresh mozzarella (I had some cute bocconcini from Whole Foods), cut in bite-size pieces
juice of one lemon
2 T olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
Cook the orzo according to the directions on the package. Drain. Brush the zucchini and red pepper with a little olive oil and lightly sprinkle with a little kosher salt. Grill 5-10 minutes over medium heat, turning once. Chop to bite-size pieces. Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, kosher salt, pepper and garlic in your serving bowl. Add warm orzo, zucchini and red pepper. Toss with basil, baby spinach and mozzarella.
Finishing up my post with "Sita Ram" from Girish, which is only new to me. He's a favorite on the hot yoga playlists. Now I feel like a few downward dogs and sun salutations to end my day. Namaste.