Try this simple but satisfying primavera pasta salad as the perfect side tonight.
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup red pepper, diced
1/2 cup red onion, diced
2 tbsp garlic, chopped
250 g orzo
1 1/2 cups small broccoli, pieces
1/2 cup frozen green peas
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
3 tbsp Parmesan, grated
Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high. Add red peppers and red onion and sauté for 2 min, or until vegetables begin to soften. Add garlic and sauté 1 min longer.
Cook orzo in boiling salted water until just tender, adding broccoli pieces to pasta for the last 2 min and frozen peas for the last 1 min. Drain and rinse with running water until cold. Add orzo to sautéed vegetables and toss to combine. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
Calories 362, Protein 13g, Carbohydrates 56g, Fat 10g, Fibre 4g, Sodium 422mg.
Originally published in the Today's Parent September 2014 issue.
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