Ina Cobh Recipe

Roasted Vegetables with Pasta

By Ina Cobh Shepherdess

Recipe Rating:
 9 Ratings
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Ina's Story

This is my go-to picnic recipe. I love it!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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!


1/2 lb
orzo pasta
yellow squash, cut in chunks
zucchini, cut in chunks
eggplant, cubed
red bell pepper, chopped
yellow bell pepper, chopped
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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Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Vegetables, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Greek
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Let's Have A Picnic
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

  • Comments

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    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.
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    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
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    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!!
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    Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Mar 29, 2011
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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    Roberta Gauron robertaxmas - Apr 27, 2011
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!