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Fire Roasted Tomato Orzo Pasta

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This Fire Roasted Tomato Orzo Pasta is bite after bite of yummy. Full of flavor and texture, this is a pasta recipe you will want to make again and again. First we start with tender orzo pasta cooked to perfection, then tossed in an amazing tangy dressing made from orange blossom honey and fresh lemon. To that we add fire roasted tomatoes, fresh spinach, crunchy walnuts and crumbled feta.

Orzo pasta tossed with roasted tomatoes, herbs and walnuts.

 

Fire Roasted Tomato Orzo Pasta

If you have followed Buy This Cook That for a while, you may have noticed we use honey in many of our recipes. And not just the obvious sweet treats.

I use honey in my sauces, marinades, spicy dishes and more. One of my favorite ways to use honey as a natural sweetener is in pasta salad. Not too sweet, but a great flavor for the tangy pasta dressing. The natural taste of honey binds other ingredients and seasonings together so well.

 

A jar of honey on a shelf

 

Using Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar gives this orzo pasta recipe a wonderful flavor, plus it helps the dressing cling to each and every bite. My favorite part? It comes with the natural honeycomb.

You can find Don Victor® Honey in the Hispanic section of your local Walmart. (You will want to grab two, trust me.)

Don Victor® Honey is raw and unfiltered. It is not heated or processed in any way. It is the perfect complement to new and more health conscious recipes for the New Year.

Follow Don Victor® on Facebook and Pinterest for great ideas and recipes.

We have a little surprise for this Fire Roasted Tomato Orzo Pasta recipe. We use the Don Victor honeycomb, too. It gives this dish amazing aroma and texture. The hot fire roasted tomatoes melt the honeycomb into the lemony dressing and it is so good.

You can also eat the honeycomb as is. I love to spread mine on hot biscuits. Out of this world good. And you should try it with cheddar cheese and rakers. (Trust me.)

 

Honey and honey comb

 

Speaking of the fire roasted tomatoes, you can prepare yours on the grill or in a skillet. Toss the tomatoes in a little oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and pop under a hot broiler.

You want the skins to blister and burst. The flavor of the tomatoes intensifies and is perfect for the orzo pasta.

We use small campari tomatoes. If you cannot find those, use cherry tomatoes.

 

Looking for more wholesome recipes like this?

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Chimichurri Steak Penne Pasta with Broiled Tomatoes in Marinara

 

Cherry tomatoes roasting in a cast iron skillet

 

Once your tomatoes are nice and hot, add them into the dressing. (Get the complete recipe at the bottom of this post.) The savory roasted tomatoes warm the tart-sweet honey lemon dressing. Stir in garlic, salt + pepper then toss with the prepared orzo pasta.

You can also make this recipe using your favorite type of pasta. Rigatoni, penne, bowtie…you name it, this recipe will work.

Toss the Fire Roasted Tomato Orzo Pasta with a heaping handful of chopped fresh spinach, walnut pieces and salty feta cheese. You get the orange blossom premium honey from Don Victor®, the zesty lemon, the tang of the tomatoes….

A orzo pasta dish is so good, you won’t be able to stop eating. A great new idea to add to your recipe box for the New year.

(And Don Victor® Honey is the perfect addition to your pantry.)

 

Orzo pasta tossed in a tangy lemon-honey dressing, fire roasted tomatoes, feta, and spinach.

 

This Orzo Pasta Recipe is Perfect For:

  • Entertaining, parties, and potlucks
  • Side dish to boost any meal
  • Meal prep idea for a light lunch for the work day
  • Anytime you need something “different

For more information + inspiration, click here to visit Don Victor®’s website.

 

Orzo pasta tossed in a light honey-lemon dressing and roasted tomatoes

 

 

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Orzo pasta tossed in a tangy lemon-honey dressing, fire roasted tomatoes, feta, and spinach.
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Fire Roasted Tomato Orzo Pasta

A delicious orzo pasta salad tossed with fire roasted tomatoes and a sweet + tangy homemade dressing.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 250 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

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  • 8 ounces dry orzo pasta
  • 2 generous tablespoons Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar
  • 2 inches Don Victor® Honeycomb chopped
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt plus a pinch
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper plus a pinch
  • 8 campari tomatoes or 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles

Cook That

  1. Cook the orzo pasta to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain well.
  2. Turn on the broiler of your oven. In a cast iron skillet, toss the tomatoes with half of the olive oil. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Place under the broiler. Cook for 10 - 15 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.
  3. Cooking times may vary based on the heat of your broiler. Watch the tomatoes carefully. You want the skins to blister and char slightly. You can also cook the tomatoes on a hot grill if preferred.
  4. While the pasta is cooking, in a large bowl whisk together the honey, honeycomb, lemon zest, lemon juice. Add half of the olive oil, garlic, the remaining sea salt and black pepper. Combine well and let sit while you are preparing the tomatoes and pasta.
  5. When the tomatoes are done, add them to the honey + lemon mixture. The warm tomatoes will melt the honeycomb into the dressing. Mash the tomatoes slightly and stir to combine well.
  6. Add the orzo pasta, spinach and walnuts. Toss to coat well. Serve with feta cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Fire Roasted Tomato Orzo Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 184mg 8%
Potassium 177mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 9.5%
Vitamin C 14.8%
Calcium 6.8%
Iron 5.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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  • Reply
    Traci
    February 7, 2018 at 9:57 am

    I’m crazy for a Mediterranean style orzo pasta salad… Especially with those more months that we know are coming! Yours looks beautiful and so tempting…thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Suzy | The Mediterranean Dish
    February 7, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Now this sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Teri
      February 7, 2018 at 11:46 am

      Thank you so much, we really enjoyed it.

  • Reply
    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    February 7, 2018 at 10:11 am

    I love orzo, and it reminds me to use it more often. Love the simple flavours here….and the ease of this delicious dish.

    • Reply
      Teri
      February 7, 2018 at 11:47 am

      It was so easy to make, definitely a side dish I will be making again.

  • Reply
    Ginny
    February 7, 2018 at 10:15 am

    What an unusual and delicious recipe. Love orzo and your sauce really has some great combinations going on. The added spinach is also perfect!

    • Reply
      Teri
      February 7, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Thank you, Ginny. Hope you have a chance to try it.

  • Reply
    Elaine @ Dishes Delish
    February 7, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Yum. Your roasted tomato orzo looks so delicious! I have never heard of this brand of honey, but you make me want to run out and get some! I will be on the lookout for it! I can’t wait to try your recipe. I know that my hubby is going to love it as much as I will!

    • Reply
      Teri
      February 7, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Thank you, Elaine. It turned out great. You should definitely look for the honey, it has such a great flavor.

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