extremely fast orzo with nuts, greens and cherry tomatoes

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greens / meals / noodles + pasta / nuts / quick / one-pot / salad / tomato

have i mentioned that i’m a nanny? well it’s true. when i’m at work i have to make lunch FAST SO FAST before the baby wakes up and use as few pots as possible but also make something tasty and filling. i made this orzo the other day and i was really surprised by HOW good it was, considering how thrown together it was. i recommend it.


  • 1/2 c. orzo
  • water for boiling
  • 2 leaves of lacinto kale, veined and chopped
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 6 basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • a handful of nuts, chopped (i used a combination of almonds, pecans and walnuts)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olives oil

cook the orzo! in a bowl, place nuts, basil and tomatoes, putting the kale in last. when the orzo is done, quickly drain it then add to the bowl. the heat of the pasta will wilt the kale. let sit for a minute then drizzle with good olive oil and toss all together. season with salt and pepper. scarf it down.

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