Orzo Pasta with Lemon & Garlic Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas

18 Apr

1/2 pound orzo pasta
15 ounce can garbanzo beans
1 head broccoli, cut into small pieces
Garlic powder
Olive Oil
*1/2 to 3/4 cup toasted pine nuts

Pre-heat oven to 375 with rack in the middle.
Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat.
Cook orzo, toss with olive oil and set aside.
Wash chickpeas & dry with paper towel.
Toss broccoli and chickpeas with a little olive oil, lemon juice from 1/2 the lemon, garlic powder, salt, & pepper.
Roast about 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and soft.
Toss orzo with roasted broccoli & chickpeas.
Mix remainder of lemon juice and additional salt, pepper and garlic powder if needed.

*For the adults, I toasted pine nuts and mixed those in too. It was very tasty!

Toasted Pine Nuts
In a small skillet toast pine nuts over medium stirring often so they do not burn.

6 Responses to “Orzo Pasta with Lemon & Garlic Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas”

  1. Alyssa April 18, 2013 at 10:09 am #

    Never used pine nuts before, looks good though!

    • In Real Life April 18, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

      Thanks! I love pine nuts, especially in salads and with pastas.

  2. The Savvy Sister April 18, 2013 at 10:46 am #


  3. ParentingIsFunny April 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    Looks awesome.

  4. aweighwithme April 24, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    So tasty! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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