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This healthy veggie-loaded orzo skillet is a veggie-lover's dream! Ready in less than 30 minutes and perfect for a quick summer weekday dinner or lunch!
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Charred Cherry Tomato Orzo with Zucchini Ribbons

This healthy veggie-loaded orzo skillet is a veggie-lover's dream! Ready in less than 30 minutes and perfect for a quick summer weekday dinner or lunch!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 -10 servings
Calories 212kcal

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 medium zucchini peeled into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 lb cooked orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, place tomatoes in pan and toss several minutes until tomatoes are charred on the outside. Reduce heat to medium and add olive oil and garlic. Saute until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add zucchini ribbons to pan and stir 1 minute until zucchini is just softened. Add orzo, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste, and basil to pan stirring until combined. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese and serve orzo warm. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.7g | Protein: 10.6g | Fat: 5.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 136mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 1.4g