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Pesto Tomato Orzotto

Pesto Tomato Orzotto

This pesto tomato orzotto is such a delicious lunch that is full of amazing and simple flavours. Very easy and quıck to make!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4


Homemade Pesto

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 50 g pine nuts
  • 1 handful fresh basil and parsley
  • cup olive oil


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp homemade or store bought pesto
  • 2 handfuls cherry tomatoes
  • 50 g green pitted olives
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • fresh parsley to garnish


Homemade pesto

  • Add all the pesto ingredients into a food processor and blend until creamy consistency.


  • Heat the olive oil in a pan and add choppend onion and garlic. Season with salt and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and chopped olives and saute for another 4-5 minutes.
  • Add pesto, oregano, orzo and water and cover the lid.
  • Mix occasionally for about 15 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and orzo is cooked.
  • Add fresh parsley, mix and serve immediatelly. Enjoy!
Keyword delicious, healthy, lunch, Main, recipe, vegan