Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas

This orzo pasta recipe is super healthy, protein packed and a great meal for the entire family.

Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time35 mins
 1/2 pound (226 g) orzo pasta
 15 ounces (425 g) canned garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed & drained
 1 crown broccoli, cut into small florets
 curry powder
 ground black pepper to taste
 garlic salt
 olive oil
 freshly squeezed lemon juice
 1 cup (57 g) toasted pine nuts
1

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.

2

Toss orzo with roasted broccoli & chickpeas. Mix with lemon juice and additional curry powder, pepper and garlic salt if needed to taste. Top with toasted pine nuts.

toasted pine nuts
3

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.

This dish can be served hot or chilled for an outdoor party or picnic.

Ingredients

 1/2 pound (226 g) orzo pasta
 15 ounces (425 g) canned garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed & drained
 1 crown broccoli, cut into small florets
 curry powder
 ground black pepper to taste
 garlic salt
 olive oil
 freshly squeezed lemon juice
 1 cup (57 g) toasted pine nuts

Directions

1

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.

2

Toss orzo with roasted broccoli & chickpeas. Mix with lemon juice and additional curry powder, pepper and garlic salt if needed to taste. Top with toasted pine nuts.

toasted pine nuts
3

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.

Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas

~ Marla Meridith

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