Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas

Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas

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Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas | Vegan Recipe on MarlaMeridith.com

Not sure ’bout you guys, but geesh have things been busy around here. Weekdays and weekends are full of outdoors fun.

Between the excellent skiing & my visits to North Rim Hunt Club….it is rare that I am home.

Being in the house to cook usually happens aprés ski. I enjoy winding down while buzzing around the kitchen. Meals need  to be simple, healthy, delicious and at the ready at all times. My Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas recipe will give ya great energy for BIG days on or off the slopes. It’s perfect for picnics & travel too!

Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas | Vegan Recipe on MarlaMeridith.com

Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas | Vegan Recipe on MarlaMeridith.com

Isn’t it great when you have a recipe like this ~ one that you can enjoy as a chilled pasta salad or a warming winters meal? Versatility is a happy thing around here.

Orzo is the perfect teeny tiny pasta that can be mixed with all sorts of ingredients.

Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas | Vegan Recipe on MarlaMeridith.com

Toasted pine nuts are gonna up the anti for this pasta. If you don’t have these, use another nut. Chopped walnuts and pecans would be great too.

Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas | Vegan Recipe on MarlaMeridith.com

What are some of your favorite orzo pasta recipes?

Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas | Vegan Recipe on MarlaMeridith.com

Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound (226 g) Orzo Pasta
  • 15 ounces (425 g) canned Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas), rinsed & drained
  • 1 head Broccoli, cut into small florets
  • Curry Powder
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  • Garlic Salt
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup (57 g) Toasted Pine Nuts

Method

  • Preheat oven to 375 F with the rack in the middle. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner. Cook orzo pasta, toss with olive oil and set aside. Dry chickpeas with paper towels. Toss broccoli and chickpeas with olive oil, curry powder, garlic powder and pepper. Roast about 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and soft.
  • Toss orzo with roasted broccoli & chickpeas. To taste: mix with lemon juice and additional curry powder, pepper and garlic salt if needed. Top with toasted pine nuts.
  • Toasted Pine Nuts
  • In a small skillet heat pine nuts over medium low heat for a few minute until slightly browned. Stir and shake the pan so they do not burn.
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50 Responses to Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas

  1. It sounds as though you are thoroughly enjoying your new home, Marla…so happy for you! This salad sounds like something I could happily munch on all day, and I absolutely adore that photo of the broccoli in the little satchel.

  2. This is going on the menu plan for the week, Marla. Great flavor and texture combination; we love all of these ingredients!

    In summer I do an orzo pasta salad with plenty of lemon zest, cherry tomatoes and artichoke hearts. It’s fresh and always disappears fast!

  3. Looks fantastic, Marla! Roasting vegetables is my favorite way to prepare them. They are indeed just as good hot as they are at room temperature or straight from the fridge. I like to make a big bowl of soup or salad to have in the fridge for those days that we’ve been skiing all day and need a quick, healthy and filling snack or meal. Hope you’re well!

  4. This is such a healthy dish…
    I love Orzo, it kind of works well with everything I feel!…
    I need such dishes with my no time to cook dinner nights.. that have become a routine lately…Grrrr….

  5. I have to do this one. I will look for a rice/corn pasta substitute and try it. I love pasts with olive oil and garlic as the sauce (without tomato sauce) and lots of veggies! Thanks! xxoo, andrea

  6. Hi! I’ve just noticed (via Pinterest) we posted a similar recipe…
    Mine is a simple grilled broccoli and chickpeas salad with tahini dressing
    hope you have a chance to visit my blog and tell me if you like the dressing…
    best wishes
    Roberta

  7. […] Here is a recipe I just found on Pinterest and I love it. See the actual picture of what I ate! Roast Broccoli and Chickpeas for around 20 minutes in the oven at 400, shake salt pepper and garlic powder over them too. I laid tin foil on a cookie sheet. Make 1 1/2 cups orzo according to directions. Put some pine nuts in a skillet over medium heat, shake them until they’re brownish. Mix it all together with Lemon juice from a lemon and a little but of olive oil. Here’s the link to the recipe. […]

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