Orzo with broccoli pesto, spiralized courgette and black olives

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Usually, I served pesto with basic shape pasta but this time, I wanted to change a little bit and made the recipe with orzo. Orzo is something that I found at the bulk shop that I visited a few weeks ago in West London. I will buy it again as it was a good quality one, not too big and not too small. Do you know Orzo? It is a pasta with a slight shape of rice.

On this recipe, I used my homemade broccoli pesto. The pesto was made with some broccoli leftover. Indeed, last time, in the vegetable box, I get some really nice broccoli more similar to flowers than the usual broccoli. So, I used all the top for a stir fry and then decided to make this recipe with the leftover (pesto included)

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The colour and the taste of this dish are really good and I am pretty happy about this nearly “zero waste” recipe.

  • SERVE: serveserve
  • PREPARATION: 15 minutes
  • COOK: 20 minutes

What do you need?

  • 100 of broccoli or broccoli stem
  • 50 g of black olive
  • 100 g of courgettes
  • 120 g of orzo
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • A couple of pieces of vegan halloumi or halloumi
  • Homemade broccoli pesto

How to make Orzo with broccoli pesto, spiralized courgette and black olives?

  • Start by cooking the orzo as indicated on the package

! Usually it is cooked as pasta in boiling salted water for 7 to10 minutes

  • Wash carefully the broccoli stem or broccoli and slice them
  • In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat
  • When the oil is hot, add the broccoli stem and stir them for 3 to 5 minutes
  • In the meantime, slice in 2 parts black olive
  • Wash carefully the courgette and spiralize it
  • In the pan, add the sliced black olive and stir them for 2 minutes
  • Then add the spiralized courgette and stir them for 2 minutes
  • Add the cooked orzo
  • Then add the broccoli pesto and stir it for 3 minutes for making sure that all the ingredients are well brushed with the pesto
  • In a grill pan, grill quickly some pieces of halloumi
  • In a plate, serve the orzo with pesto, courgette, olive, broccoli stems and add on top grilled halloumi bites

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