This has been a great week for me so far. I am in a very happy and loving mood, not because my life is kind of perfect, but because my mom has come to visit for a few days. Living far from ones parents can be difficult sometimes. The longing and yearning to be close to one another can often be blinding. But when my mom finally gets here, the need to talk to each other and share dreams and inspirations are finally met.
I love sharing my passion to cook with others, but it sure is special to be able to share it with someone like your mother. She has always been very supportive and very interested in what I do! So it was fit to cook us a nice lunch since she made dinner the night before. This recipe of Roasted Tomato and Orzo Salad is so simple, yet so delicious and flavoursome.
It consists of beautiful balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes, perfectly cooked orzo pasta and fresh spring onion to top it off. It is a light yet satisfying lunch, and we ended up drooling at pictures from some of my favorite food bloggers.
This recipe of Roasted Tomato and Orzo Salad can also be served as a side dish at a braai or even with some roasted chicken. It’s a great choice for vegetarians and a fresh alternative for breads or loafs.
This recipe of Roasted Tomato and Orzo Salad can easily be transformed into a Mediterranean dish by adding a few herbs, olives and feta. You can also add grilled veggies for that dose of veggie-mins; the possibilities are endless. This is the perfect dish to enjoy with someone special, spending quality time together and sharing visions and ideas for the future. Thanx mom!
|Prep Time||10 min|
|Cook Time||15 min|
- 400 gr orzo pasta cooked
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
- 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- drizzle olive oil
- salt and black pepper to season
- handful spring onion chopped
- Place the halved cherry tomatoes in a roasting pan and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
- Set the oven on grill, chuck the tomatoes in and stand guard, these babies can go from hot to black in no time.
- Give the tomatoes a stir, and let it roast all the way through.
- Remove from oven and add the orzo to the dish, letting the juices from the tomato and the vinegar act as a dressing.
- Give it a good mix, add spring onion and serve with loads of black pepper.