Orzo With Roasted Vegetables (Barefoot Contessa) Ina Garten

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Recipe by Roxygirl in Colorado

This is a great way to get your veggies in. The lemon dressing goes great with the orzo. The result is a colorful dish that's great for entertaining since you eat it at room temperature.

Top Review by Shuzbud

We loved this recipe! The lemon dressing is the star of the dish, although I cut down the olive oil slightly to make it healthier. I also added some dried ground oregano which went really well with the lemon. Thanks for a super recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Toss the eggplant, bell peppers, onion, and garlic with the olive oil, salt, and pepper on a large sheet pan.
  3. Roast for 40 minutes, until browned, turning once with a spatula.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the orzo in boiling salted water for 7 to 9 minutes, until tender.
  5. Drain and transfer to a large serving bowl.
  6. Add the roasted vegetables to the pasta, scraping all the liquid and seasonings from the roasting pan into the pasta bowl.
  7. For the dressing, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper and pour on the pasta and vegetables.
  8. Let cool to room temperature, then add the scallions, pignolis, feta, and basil.
  9. Check the seasonings, and serve at room temperature.

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