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Zucchini and Roasted Pepper Orzo

  • Yield: about 6


  • Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2c orzo (uncooked)
  • 1 small zucchini, grated (I left the peel on)
  • 1 roasted red pepper, diced
  • 1/4c freshly grated parmesan (or more, to taste)
  • 23 Tbsp fresh basil, minced
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. During the last minute of cooking, add grated zucchini.
  2. Drain orzo and zucchini in a fine mesh sieve. Return to pot and add roasted pepper, parmesan, and basil. Stir in a small drizzle of olive oil to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste.