Lemon Orzo With Roasted Vegetables

Lemon Orzo With Roasted Vegetables

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1 zucchini, washed and cubed
1 red bell pepper, 1-inch (2.5cm) diced
1 yellow bell pepper, 1-inch (2.5cm) diced
1 red onion, peeled, 1-inch (2.5cm) diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup (60mL) extra virgin oil
Freshly ground pepper and salt to taste
½ pound (250g) orzo
¼ cup (80mL) boiling water
6 Bigelow® I Love Lemon Herbal Tea Bags
¼ cup (60mL) vegetable oil
Zest from one lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
4 green onions, chopped
¼ cup (60mL) pine nuts, toasted
1 cup (250mL) feta cheese, cut into ½ diced
15 fresh basil leaves, julienned

Yield: Serves 6 - Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 40 minutes.



Using a large baking pan, toss vegetables, garlic, salt and pepper in olive oil. Roast 40 minutes at 375ºF(190ºC), until browned, turning once with a spatula.

Meanwhile, cook the orzo in boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain and transfer to large serving dish.

Add the roasted vegetables with juices to the orzo. Combine well.

Make the dressing by pouring boiling water over the tea bags. Let steep for 10 minutes and remove the tea bags. Combine vegetable oil, lemon zest, salt and pepper, shake or whisk. Add to the vegetables and orzo.

Garnish with green onions, pine nuts, feta cheese and basil. Taste for seasoning and serve at room temperature.


Nutritional Information:

Nutritional Information Per Serving Percent of Daily Value
Calories 368
 Protein  8 grams 16%
 Carbohydrate  23 grams 8%
 Total Fat  28 grams 43%
 Alcohol  0 grams
 Cholesterol  22 milligrams 7%
 Saturated Fat  7 grams 33%
 Monounsaturated Fat  11 grams
 Polyunsaturated Fat  8 grams
 Trans Fatty Acid  0.03 grams
 Total Dietary Fiber  3 grams 10%
 Total Sugar  5 grams
 Percentage of Calories 
 Protein  9%
 Carbohydrate  24%
 Total Fat  67%
 Alcohol  0%
 Vitamins & Mineral 
 Sodium  287 milligrams 12%
 Potassium  349 milligrams 10%
 Vitamin A   123 Retinol Equivalent 20%
 Vitamin C  93 milligrams 155%
 Calcium  155 milligrams 16%
 Iron  2 milligrams 10%
 Vitamin D (ug)  0.1 micrograms  16%
 Thiamin  0.2 micrograms 16%
 Riboflavin  0.4 milligrams 21%
 Niacin  2 milligrams 12%
 Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)  0.3 milligrams 17%
 Folic Acid  77 milligrams 19%
 Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)  0.4 micrograms 7%
Nutritional Recipe Features
Sugar Free
Good Source of Potassium
Soy Free


Lemon Orzo With Roasted Vegetables

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