Orzo With Artichokes and Pine Nuts

Carol Perricone


I love Mediterranian food. My hubby and I went to a Greek restaurant for dinner, and we were served a side dish similar to this.
When we got home, Gerald asked if I could recreate the dish. After a few tries, I came up with this recipe. We love it! Hope you enjoy it as well. :)

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15 Min
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1 1/2 c
orzo pasta, cooked according to pkge. directions
3 Tbsp
pine nuts, lightly toasted
14oz can artichoke hearts (not marinated)
1/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
2 Tbsp
red wine vinegar
3/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 Tbsp
parsley flakes
1 tsp
lemon peel (or lemon juice)

How to Make Orzo With Artichokes and Pine Nuts


  • 1Cook orzo according to pkge. directions. Drain, rinse, drain again. Set aside.
  • 2Toast pine nuts in a small skillet, being careful not to burn them, stirring often, about 2 minutes.
  • 3Drain artichokes and rinse well. If using whole artichokes in can, quarter them.
  • 4In a large bowl, stir together oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Add orzo, pine nuts, artichoke hearts, parsley and lemon peel (or lemon juice).

    This side dish goes excellent with grilled chicken, fish, or beef.

    Serve chilled or at room temp. Enjoy! :)

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About Orzo With Artichokes and Pine Nuts

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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