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Orzo with Roasted Summer Vegetables

Serve a simple side dish of orzo with roasted summer vegetables to any go with anything off the grill. It's flavorful and easy to make in under 30 minutes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Orzo with roasted summer vegetables
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 squash, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Prepare the orzo according to the package directions. Before draining reserve half a cup of the cooking liquid.
  • Toss the squash, zucchini, red pepper, mushrooms, onion and World Seasonings Italian blend in the olive oil. Spread the vegetables on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until the vegetables have caramelized.
  • In a large serving bowl mix together the orzo and roasted vegetables. Squeeze in the lemon juice and add in the cooking liquid in small amounts to moisten the pasta.
  • Stir in the grape tomatoes and serve.