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Lemon Orzo

With Summer in full force, this Lemon Orzo is the perfect recipe to accompany the spicy weather.

You really can’t go wrong making this. It’s such a refreshing dish, packed with flavor & a crowd pleaser!

It goes great as a side dish for a family dinner, but I love having it on its own in a bigger portion for lunch and/or dinner. Some grilled chicken, tempeh or tofu would go really well with this for some added protein!

It takes less than 20 minutes to throw together & made up of easily accessible ingredients!

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Ingredients for the Lemon Orzo:

  • 2 cups whole-wheat orzo (I used DeLallo Whole Wheat Orzo)

  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, sliced

  • 1/2 cup pitted olives, sliced

  • 1 cup artichokes, sliced (about 6 artichoke hearts)

  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Ingredients for the dressing:

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2-3 lemons, juiced

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp water

  • salt & pepper to taste


1. Make the orzo based on instructions on the box.

2. In a large bowl, place sun-dried tomatoes, olives, artichokes & cilantro & mix until evenly combined.

3. In a small bowl, place ingredients for the dressing: garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, water, salt & pepper & whisk together until well combined.

4. Drain orzo & add to the large bowl with the rest of the dry ingredients, mix & evenly combine.

5. Pour the dressing over the orzo mixture, mix until all evenly coated. Enjoy!


Health Benefits from Ingredients in the Lemon Orzo:

  • Artichokes are a great source of fiber, aid digestion

  • Garlic boosts immunity, reduces blood pressure, promotes detoxification & heart health

  • Lemon supports weight loss, promotes detoxification, boosts immunity & reduces inflammation

  • Olives promote heart health, improve circulation, reduces inflammation, supports bone & brain health

  • Olive Oil lowers cholesterol, promotes heart health, reduces inflammation

  • Orzo is a great source of fiber, aids digestion, supports gut health

xoxo Holly


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