Roasted Vegetables with Pasta

Recipe Rating:
 9 Ratings
Cooking Method: Stove Top


1/2 lb orzo pasta
1 yellow squash, cut in chunks
1 zucchini, cut in chunks
1 eggplant, cubed
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1 Tbsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp pepper, freshly ground
1 c extra virgin olive oil
1 c feta cheese, crumbled
1 c basil leaves, cut into thin ribbons
2/3 c extra virgin olive oil
2/3 c lemon juice, fresh

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Ina Cobh Recipe
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Milwaukee, WI (pop. 594,833)
Member Since May 2010
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This is my go-to picnic recipe. I love it!
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This salad is so fresh and so simple! I've had luck substituting other veggies in as well, depending on what I have on hand and what's in season. Very versatile!


Cook and drain orzo pasta.
Chop vegetables into 1" chunks, mix together with 1 cup extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper.
Spread vegetables in a single layer on one or two sheet pans. Roast for 20 minutes at 425. Cool to room temperature.
Mix together pasta and vegetables with 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Add the basil and feta cheese when ready to serve.

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user Marie Holfeltz Cakeniteasy - Jun 9, 2010
thank you for this recipe. I love orzo pasta and it's about the only pasta salad my husband can stand. other pastas are just too overwhelming but orzo is the perfect sized pasta to mix with veggies for a terrific salad/main dish (depending on the veggies) I'll be using this one. Marie in Utah.
user Diane Bono JBUC - Jun 28, 2010
Hi Ina, this looks delish! I am going to make it tomow (having a friend over for lunch). And I'm using the Japanese eggplant I picked from my garden today-- I can't wait. Thanks! Di
user Diane Bono JBUC - Jun 30, 2010
I made this yesterday-- YUM!! I also added a few chopped kalamata olives (i never used to like these, but have acquired the taste)-- I will definitely make this recipe again!!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Mar 29, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Roberta Gauron robertaxmas - Apr 27, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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