Grilled Summer Orzo Pasta

Grilled Summer Orzo Pasta

Grill up some zucchini and corn to mix with arugula and orzo pasta with a delicious dressing for an easy summer dinner.

Grilling dinner is so much fun in the summer. We all really enjoy when it’s warm outside and we can enjoy the beautiful backyard while we make dinner and oftentimes eat out there, too. Grilled summer vegetables are a perfect addition to many meals either as a side or incorporated into a dish.

For this recipe, it was a perfect combination of food that needed to be cooked outside on the grill and inside. I let the guys go outside while I hid inside from the wasps prepared the base of the recipe. It worked well, though, that we could both do our part and put it together for an easy meal.


Funny story, we went to make this a few weeks ago, and when Justin went to cut up the zucchini, he realized that he bought a cucumber instead! We then also realized that explained why the zucchini tasted strange in another recipe since he bought two cucumbers. So, Justin ran to the grocery store for a few things and grabbed a zucchini so we could really make this meal.

Step by Step

Heat the grill to high. Cur the zucchini into quarters and place that with the corn on the grill.

Grill the vegetables until they are crisp-tender, which should take about 8-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add the orzo. Boil for about 10 minutes or until the noodles are al-dente.

When the vegetables are done grilling, cut the zucchini into bite-sized pieces and strip the kernels from the corn cobs.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the olive oil, lime juice, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper.

Fold the orzo into the dressing.

Add the corn kernels, zucchini, and arugula to the orzo mixture. Toss well to coat.

Serve warm.

Grilled Summer Orzo Pasta

Recipe

Grilled Summer Orzo Pasta

Grilled Summer Orzo Salad

Grill up some zucchini and corn to mix with arugula and orzo pasta with a delicious dressing for an easy summer dinner.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orzo, salad, zucchini
Servings: 4
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 ears corn
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Heat the grill to high
  • Cut the zucchini into quarters lengthwise and place that with the corn on the grill
  • Grill the vegetables until they are crisp-tender, which should take about 8-10 minutes
  • Meanwhile, bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add the orzo
  • Boil for about 10 minutes or until the noodles are al-dente
  • When the vegetables are done grilling, cut the zucchini into bite-sized pieces and strip the kernels from the corn cobs
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the olive oil, lime juice, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper
  • Fold the orzo into the dressing
  • Add the corn kernels, zucchini, and arugula to the orzo mixture
  • Toss well to coat
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Nutrition Facts
Grilled Summer Orzo Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Sodium 473mg20%
Potassium 266mg8%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Vitamin C 14.8mg18%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Grilled Summer Orzo Pasta

28 thoughts on “Grilled Summer Orzo Pasta”

  1. This is the perfect summer dish and I love everything about it. I am saving this and will make it for my daughter’s graduation brunch party. It’s going to be so pretty on our table.

  2. I love grilled veggies, so I am happy to see this recipe. And I shall recommend this to my friends in India as it makes for a perfect hot weather kind of dish 🙂

  3. Mmmmm, this sounds so good! And I love how there’s an outside part for the grill-meister, and an indoor part! Bet my mama would love this for some of her summer entertaining, so will share with her (since she does both parts at her house lol…)

  4. You are my favourite person now. I love your recipes, they are so easy to make and delicious. I love trying them with my family. Thank you so much.

  5. This looks amazing! I love summer salads and orzo – you really can’t go wrong! I can’t wait to whip up a batch and try it!

  6. This looks like it would be the perfect summertime meal. I love to use fresh veggies in our meals and even better when they can have that off the grill taste.

  7. I’ve tried Orzo and just haven’t really taken a liking to it, but this one looks delicious. I’ll have to try and see if you can get me to love Orzo!!

  8. Ahhhh so happy grilling season is here!!!! I’m always looking for new options so I will Definitely add this orzo to the mix!!!

  9. I love Orzo so this recipe spoke to me. I love making it with sauces or adding it to soups. It’s really delicious.

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