Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad
This Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad Recipe will soon become a favorite. This dish is packed with so much flavor and satisfying as a main dish or side salad. And it’s perfect choice for a Meatless Monday or to pack along for lunch any day of the week.
Confession time. I have a tendency to be a pasta-holic. If I’m honest, I would have no qualms with eating pasta for each and every meal. Of course, I don’t do that. Of course not. That would just be crazy, wouldn’t it?
It doesn’t help at all that pasta is so easy to make. The ease and versatility of pasta makes it a regular go-to for when rushed for a last minute meal or as a dependable dish to prepare ahead for any kind of entertaining. For me it’s the perfect comfort food. Comforting when I’m rushed and hungry and comforting when I need to prepare food ahead of time.
When my friend, Denise, first shared this Roasted Vegetable Orzo Pasta with me, I was surprised with how much flavor was packed in such a simple dish. So a couple of weeks back when she said she was making a batch, I jumped at the chance to invite myself to assist so I could learn a new recipe. This recipe is so easy. All that is needed is some simple chopping, tossing, and roasting, then some more tossing, and you’re done. That’s it. Except for the eating part.
While this Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad can be served as a side dish, it really can stand alone as a main course too, especially for a Meatless Monday. The meat won’t be missed at all. Also, this salad is just as delicious served cold. It only gets better after it is allowed to mingle together in the fridge for a while. Make a big batch Sunday night and enjoy it throughout the week! I’ve already done that a couple of times since discovering this super tasty orzo salad.
I think you’ll find this orzo salad perfect for a picnic, cookout, dinner party or an easy packable lunch. It’s easy to prepare ahead of time, a great compliment to so many entrees, like Coconut Milk Baked Chicken. What’s not to love? Enjoy!
Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad Recipe