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Orzo with Roasted Vegetables


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By kiki
Member since 2007

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Ingredients

1 small eggplant, peeled and 3/4-inch diced
1 red bell pepper, 1-inch diced
1 yellow bell pepper, 1-inch diced
1 red onion, peeled and 1-inch diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup good olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 pound orzo or rice-shaped pasta
For the dressing:
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
1/3 cup good olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

To assemble:
4 scallions, minced (white and green parts)
1/4 cup pignolis (pine nuts), toasted
3/4 pound good feta, 1/2-inch diced (not crumbled)
15 fresh basil leaves, cut into julienne


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.


Toss the eggplant, bell peppers, onion, and garlic with the olive oil, salt, and pepper on a large sheet pan. Roast for 40 minutes, until browned, turning once with a spatula.


Meanwhile, cook the orzo in boiling salted water for 7 to 9 minutes, until tender. Drain and transfer to a large serving bowl. Add the roasted vegetables to the pasta, scraping all the liquid and seasonings from the roasting pan into the pasta bowl.


For the dressing, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper and pour on the pasta and vegetables. Let cool to room temperature, then add the scallions, pignolis, feta, and basil. Check the seasonings, and serve at room temperature.



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I saw the episode and just had to try it.
I bought all the stuff today andI am going to make it saturday for my son's birhtday!
I hope you all enjoy it!

Looks delicious! I saw the episode where Ina made this recipe and I've been meaning to look it up...

Looks delicious! I saw the episode where Ina made this recipe and I've been meaning to look it up...

Hi Krista,
Thanks for sharing this healthy recipe, however when we decide to make it we'll have to reduce to the amount of salt, because I try to stay around 1500 mg of sodium per day.

Have a Super Day!

God Bless,
Axel & Kathie

mmm sounds delicious, thanks

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