orzo pasta with vegetables
Orzo Pasta Salad Loaded with Veggies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Course: Holidays/Parties, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Author: Tiffany - My Busy Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 16 oz orzo
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 packed cup spinach, chopped
  • 10 oz frozen corn
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
Instructions
  1. Cook orzo according to package directions.

  2. While the orzo is cooking, prep the veggies. Dice the tomatoes and red pepper and roughly chop the spinach. 

  3. When pasta is complete, drain and add to large mixing bowl.

  4. Add the frozen corn to the orzo and stir. The heat will warm up the corn.

  5. Add 1 tbsp of the olive oil, salt, pepper, dried basil and garlic powder and stir well to combine.

  6. Add the red pepper, tomatoes and basil and toss to combine. (add chicken or shrimp at this step)

  7. TASTE! Adjust seasonings if needed. 

  8. Top each serving with feta and fresh cracked pepper and enjoy! 

  9. * Adding some toasted pine nuts would be nice for crunch!