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Orzo with Cherry Tomatoes

Garlicky Orzo With Cherry Tomatoes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time27 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian, Vegan
Servings: 8
Calories: 348kcal


  • 1 pound orzo
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 8-10 garlic cloves , sliced thinly
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes , halved
  • A couple of handfuls of fresh basil leaves , cut into strips or just torn by hand
  • 4 oz vegan mozzarella , cubed (add more if you like!)
  • Salt to taste


  • Cook the orzo al dente according to package instructions and drain.
  • Heat the olive oil in a wide saucepan.
  • Add the garlic slices and stir for about a minute until they are just very lightly brown. Do not burn them!
  • Add the black pepper and stir for a few seconds, then add the orzo. Stir it well to coat with the flavored oil.
  • Turn off the heat and add the cherry tomatoes, basil and mozzarella. Salt to taste. Toss and serve immediately!
  • It's as simple as that.


Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg