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orzo with roasted vegetables

Orzo With Roasted Vegetables

Keri Bevan
Lemony, Garlicky Orzo with Roasted Vegetables and Chickpeas.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 379 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Orzo and Roasted Vegetables

  • cups orzo
  • cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup asparagus chopped in 1 inch pieces
  • ½ cup pitted black olives cut in two
  • 1 can chickpeas drained and washed
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 3 garlic cloves grated or minced

Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chili pepper flakes (or less for less spicy)

Garnish

  • Handful fresh herbs such as parsley, dill or mint

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 225 degrees Celsius (425 F).
  • Mince the garlic and mix with 2 tablespoon of the olive oil. Set aside.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place the cherry tomatoes, asparagus, olives and chickpeas on the tray. Drizzle the olive oil/garlic mixture over the top, and turn everything over with a spatula to ensure everything is well coated in the oil. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • While the vegetables are roasting, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a non stick pan. When the oil is hot, add the orzo and saute until the orzo is golden (about two minutes). Add 3 cups of water to the pan, bring to a simmer, put the lid on the pan and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the orzo is creamy.
  • While the orzo is cooking, make the dressing by mixing the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, sea salt and chili pepper flakes together in a small bowl.
  • Mix the dressing in with the cooked orzo and gently stir in the roasted vegetables and chickpeas. Garnish with herbs.

Nutrition

Calories: 379kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 9gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 564mgPotassium: 340mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 594IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg
Keyword lemon and garlic orzo, Orzo with Roasted Vegetables
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