Sunday, May 19, 2013

Grilled Veggie Orzo

Mike and I have been all about the grill lately with this warming weather, so i've been trying to step-up the creativity.  When it comes to grilling, I love showcasing fresh, simple ingredients and that's exactly what this pasta accomplishes.  Grilling lemons with the veggies subtly brightened up the dish without overwhelming any other flavors.

Ingredients (serves 4 as a side):
* 1 c. orzo pasta
* 3 lemon slices
* 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
* 1/2  of medium red onion, chopped
* 3/4 c. cherry tomatoes
* 3/4 c. snow peas
* Salt, pepper

Prepare pasta according to package directions.  When the pasta is done cooking, drain, toss with one tablespoon of olive oil and set it aside until the veggies are done. Meanwhile, toss veggies with one tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Place the veggies and lemon slices in grill basket and cook on medium heat until the onions are soft.  When the vegetables are done cooking, add to the pasta and stir well to combine.  Serve warm or at room temperature.  Enjoy!

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