Vegan orzo pasta with oven-roasted tomatoes, a sweet and spicy dressing and fresh herbs. A simple recipe for a summer pasta salad that goes hot and cold! The fruity cherry tomatoes are marinated, roasted in the oven and mixed with orzo noodles with an aromatic dressing. The pasta dish is refined with seeds, fresh herbs and vegan feta. The vegan orzo pasta with tomatoes is perfect for spring and summer and can be served cold and warm!
I have known and loved orzo since I was a child. Whether as a simple pasta side dish, seared with vegetables, as a creamy and “sloppy” risotto or salad. Orzo noodles are just great!
They are often known colloquially as “rice noodles”. They are not rice noodles, however, but rather simple durum wheat semolina pasta. Thanks to their rice shape, they are reminiscent of grains, which is why they are often called “pasta rice” or Greek noodles in Germany. In Greek cuisine they are called Kritharaki, while in Italy they are known as Risoni. You can find them in most supermarkets. I also often buy them in Turkish supermarkets.
Orzo pasta salad
Orzo pasta is perfect for making delicious salads or light dishes. Today I have a simple and delicious combination of both for you: Orzo pasta salad that tastes light and summery and is filling and digestible at the same time. The dish can be served warm or cold.
And best of all: it is quick and easy to make!
Vegan orzo pasta with tomatoes – how it works!
This recipe is perfect if you are in the mood for something light and summery that will fill you up without feeling too heavy in your stomach. Whether for a barbecue or as a delicious lunch, you can’t go wrong with this dish!
Start with the tomatoes. These are sweet and hot and marinated with herbs and roasted in the oven for about 30 minutes. Enough time to prepare the rest.
Prepare the orzo pasta according to the instructions on the packet and mix the dressing. Chop fresh herbs to taste, crumble vegan feta and prepare the seeds.
As soon as the tomatoes are ready, mix everything together and serve warm or cold.
It’s that easy! Have fun trying it out and enjoy your meal!
Here you can find more vegan recipe ideas for spring and summer:
- Vegan Coconut Curry
- Vegan “Honey-Mustard” Schnitzel Salad
- Vegan Tahini Pasta
- Vegan Orzo Risotto
- Vegan Avocado Pesto with Spaghetti
- Crispy Cauliflower Wings
And finally, if you try this Vegan Orzo Pasta, be sure to leave me a comment and / or rate the recipe! I am always happy to read from you and learn how you like my recipes and I do my best to respond to you! As soon as your masterpiece is ready, do as I do: share your photo on Instagram and don’t forget to link to it and use the hashtag #byanjushka! It’s a lot of fun to see your creations <3.
Vegan Orzo Pasta with oven-roasted Tomatoes
- 400 g cherry tomatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic pressed
- 1 tsp herbes de Provence
- ½ tsp chili flakes
- 1 tbsp agave syrup
- salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- ½ tbsp agave syrup
- 1 tsp red paprika flakes
- ½ shallot finely chopped
- salt and pepper
- 250 g orzo pasta
- 10 large basil leaves
- 1 tbsp chopped dill
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds or other seeds
- vegan feta optional
- Preheat the oven to 220 °C, top and bottom heat. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix all ingredients together for the roasted tomatoes. Spread the marinated tomatoes on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes or to the desired degree of roasting. Open the oven door in between to let out the moisture.
- In the meantime, cook the orzo pasta according to the instructions on the packet and then sieve. Then place in a large bowl.
- Mix all ingredients for the dressing. Roughly chop the basil and crumble the feta.
- As soon as the tomatoes are ready, remove them from the oven. If the tomatoes have given off liquid, add this to the pasta together with the tomatoes. Add the dressing, herbs, seeds and feta and mix everything together well.
- Finally, serve warm or cold as a separate dish or side dish.
- Instead of orzo pasta, you can also use another type of pasta of your choice.