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Dinner Recipes/ Pasta Recipes

Easy Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Jumbo ricotta stuffed shells with creamy and delicious mozzarella and spinach make the most amazing and quick weeknight dinner. It’s so easy and ready in just 30 minutes and is completely vegetarian!

Easy Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells

This is a pasta bake pure and simple. Tender pasta shells stuffed with ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, spinach, onions and garlic. They are delicious, full of flavor and comforting. Perfect for your hectic week!

How To Make Ricotta Stuffed Shells in 30 Minutes

Boil pasta shells and drain. Until al dente according to package directions
Mix the ricotta and spinach in a bowl with salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. Make sure that you season the ricotta to your own taste. Ricotta is kinda bland and needs some help, so lend it a hand with some salt and pepper.
Make the sauce. Simmer a jar of passata with some onions and garlic. Add in some oregano, thyme and rosemary.
Stuff the shells, snuggle them into the sauce and bake the whole dish over with cheese!

Easy Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells

You can freeze stuffed pasta shells in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Just make sure that you wrap and cover them tightly with a layer of cling film then a layer of foil. That helps protect everything from the freezer burn.

Easy Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Jumbo ricotta stuffed shells with creamy and delicious mozzarella and spinach make the most amazing and quick weeknight dinner. It’s so easy and ready in just 30 minutes and is completely vegetarian!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 255 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 20 large pasta shells
  • 1 ½ cups low fat ricotta
  • 10 oz frozen spinach thawed excess water squeezed out
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella
  • Salt to taste

For the sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups passata or any think tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta in plenty of salted boiling water according to the package instructions. Drain and reserve.
  • To make the ricotta filling, place the ricotta, spinach nutmeg and salt and pepper in a medium boil and stir to combine with a fork. Stuff this mixture into the drained and cool shells. There should be enough filling for about 1 tablespoon of mixture per shell.
  • To make the sauce, sweat the onions and garlic in a large pot and cook until the onions and garlic are soft and fragrant. Add the dried herbs and the passata or tomatoes and simmer for about 10 minutes. Place the sauce in the bottom of a pan and layer the stuffed shells over top. Generously sprinkle the cheese over the shells and bake until the whole dish is hot and the cheese is turning golden and starting to bubble.
Dinner Recipes/ Pasta Recipes

Ravioli With Sauteed Asparagus and Walnuts

This is an easy ravioli dish with ravioli from your grocer’s refrigerated aisle topped with sautéed asparagus and walnuts tossed in a light and flavorful butter lemon sauce. A quick and delicious dinner that only takes 15 minutes to make.

Ravioli With Sauteed Asparagus and Walnuts

Fresh store bought ravioli is cooked and then tossed with asparagus that has been sautéed in a simple butter and lemon sauce. A little bit of grated parmesan cheese, minced parsley and crunchy walnuts are added at the end. This ravioli with sautéed asparagus and walnuts is full of flavor, quick to make and you can have dinner on the table in 15 minutes.

How To Make Ravioli With Sauteed Asparagus and Walnuts

You can use whatever fresh ravioli you like for this dish – cheese, mushroom, spinach are all good choices. But I preferebly use cheese ravioli.
For the asparagus use thinner asparagus. If you use thick asparagus, you will need to test for doneness. Thicker asparagus will take longer to cook.

Ravioli With Sauteed Asparagus and Walnuts

First, prep all your ingredients before you begin. This is a super fast dish to put together so have everything prepped and ready to go before you start cooking. It takes no time to do the prep work so chop the asparagus and parsley and measure out your ingredients while you’re waiting for the water to boil.
Cook your ravioli as per the package instructions. Drain and add to a large bowl when done.
Melt butter in a large sauté pan and add the asparagus. Cover with a lid and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Then add the lemon juice to the asparagus in the pan.
Add the asparagus and lemon butter sauce to the bowl with the cooked ravioli. Next, add the walnuts, parmesan cheese and parsley. Gently toss to combine and you’re ready to serve.

 

The sauce is really simple to make – it’s light and lemony and you make it in the pan while you sauté the asparagus. It’s not a heavy, greasy sauce – it just lightly coats the ravioli and asparagus.

Ravioli With Sauteed Asparagus and Walnuts

This is an easy ravioli dish with ravioli from your grocer's refrigerated aisle topped with sautéed asparagus and walnuts tossed in a light and flavorful butter lemon sauce. A quick and delicious dinner that only takes 15 minutes to make.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1-8 oz package of fresh cheese ravioli
  • ½ lb of asparagus – snap off the tough ends – chop asparagus into thirds or smaller.
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 half lemon – about 2 tablespoons
  • ¼ cup walnut pieces
  • 6 twists of pepper
  • 2 tbs minced parsley
  • 2 tbs grated parmesan plus some to serve at the table.

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • While waiting for the water to boil, chop your asparagus into thirds (snap off tough white ends and discard). Mince parsley, squeeze lemon and measure out walnuts and butter.
  • In a large saute pan with a lid, melt 2 tbs of butter over medium heat until frothy. Add chopped asparagus to the pan, stir slightly to coat the asparagus with butter and cover the pan with a lid. The asparagus should be slightly damp when adding it to the pan. The pan should only be on medium heat so you don’t burn the butter or the asparagus. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes – depending on thickness of asparagus.
  • While asparagus is cooking, add ravioli to boiling water and cook as per the package instructions – my package said 4 minutes. Drain when done and add to a bowl.
  • Add the lemon juice and black pepper to the asparagus in the pan and turn the heat to high. Cook and stir the asparagus and butter with the lemon juice for 30 seconds to create a light butter lemon sauce. Remove from heat.
  • Add the asparagus and butter lemon sauce to the cooked ravioli in the bowl. There will not be a lot of sauce – you just want enough to lightly coat the ravioli. Make sure to scrape out the saute pan.
  • Add walnuts, parsley and 2 tbs parmesan cheese – toss gently to combine.
Healthy Recipes/ Salad Recipes/ Vegan Recipes

Orzo Arugula Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Delicious, zesty, peppery orzo arugula salad topped with sweet and tangy cranberries, sun-dried red peppers and a homemade lemon basil vinaigrette. It’s a healthy, vegan, refreshing salad to make ahead for midweek lunches or you can even to serve alongside grilled chicken or fish for weeknight dinners.

Orzo Arugula Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette
This salad is perfect for late summer and early fall. It’s got fresh greens and a homemade lemon basil vinaigrette, but also cranberries and toasted almonds. The original, authentic recipe includes pine nuts, not almonds. Pine nuts can be pretty expensive. It also called for a scoop of ricotta which is probably a lot easier to find in most grocery stores, however, if you can find burrata I highly recommend grabbing some!

Burrata is a ball of fresh Italian mozzarella cheese. It is filled with rich, thick cream. It’s perfect in salads or with grilled fruit and vegetables. It also tastes amazing with toasted bread and fresh pesto or bruschetta.

How To Make Orzo Arugula Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

For this recipe, you’ll want to cook the orzo first. Let it cool and toss with a drizzle of olive oil. Meanwhile, wash the greens, chop the ingredients for the dressing, and toast the almonds. Once everything is ready, toss it in a large mixing bowl, then plate on a large serving platter or on individual salad plates. Add the burrata and drizzle with olive oil, add a crack of black pepper and a pinch of flaky sea salt.

Orzo Arugula Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

This salad packed with so many textures and flavors and they all work so well together! It’s a fresh, vibrant salad perfect for those last few days of summer and early fall.

Orzo Arugula Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Delicious, zesty, peppery orzo arugula salad topped with sweet and tangy cranberries, sun-dried red peppers and a homemade lemon basil vinaigrette. It’s a healthy, vegan, refreshing salad to make ahead for midweek lunches or you can even to serve alongside grilled chicken or fish for weeknight dinners.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

For the orzo:

  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 c. uncooked orzo

For the salad:

  • 3 tbsp. chopped sun-dried red bell peppers in oil chopped
  • 2 balls burrata or 1/3 c. ricotta cheese
  • 5 oz. baby arugula or baby arugula blend washed and dried
  • 1/4 c. sliced almonds or pine nuts toasted
  • 1/4 c. dried cranberries
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse kosher sea salt

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice + 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • half a small shallot
  • 8 basil leaves
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse kosher sea salt
  • pinch ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Set a large saucepan with water over high heat, bring to a boil. Cook orzo according to the package's instructions. Drain, rinse with cold water, then drizzle with olive oil. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine arugula, bell peppers, cranberries, nuts, salt, and pepper.
  • In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients for the dressing, pulse until emulsified.
  • Add cool orzo to greens. Toss with dressing and plate on a large platter or on individual salad plates. Serve with burrata.
Dinner Recipes/ Healthy Recipes/ Vegan Recipes

15 Minutes Sticky Sesame Chickpea

Simple, delicious, flavorful, and full with plant protein, these amazing sesame chickpeas are a vegan chickpea recipe that the whole family will love. Super quick, literally ready in just 15 minutes and are great to meal prep for the week.

15 Minutes Sticky Sesame Chickpea

These chickpeas is perfect if you served it with instant pot rice, steamed broccoli, and scallions or chives to top it all off! It’s also perfect to combined with quinoa, bok choy, sautéed spinach and a sprinkle of sesame seeds on top. You really can’t go wrong. This sesame sauce can also be reused for chicken, salmon, tofu, cauliflower, or any other protein.

You can even add it to my peanut noodles, or sesame noodles with extra veggies of choice. Make it into a stir fry with tons of veggies, rice, quinoa, cauliflower rice, or anything you have on hand.

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are naturally gluten free, and so is this whole recipe! Be sure to use tamari (gluten free soy sauce) if you have a gluten intolerance or allergy.

15 Minutes Sticky Sesame Chickpea
How To Make Sesame Chickpeas

Drain and rinse the chickpeas until no bubbles remain. Set them aside as you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Mince the garlic and add to a saute pan with avocado oil. Saute until the garlic is slightly golden brown and very fragrant.

Whisk together the arrowroot powder and vegetable broth in a bowl and set aside. We’ll be using this in a minute to help thicken the sesame sauce. You can also use chicken stock or water instead.

To the pan with the garlic, add the sesame oil tamari (or soy sauce if not GF), maple syrup, ginger, rice vinegar, and the remaining vegetable broth. Whisk together. Be sure to use a high quality toasted sesame oil. Not all sesame oils are created equal and you want to make sure you have one that is very flavorful!

Re-whisk the arrowroot mixture to make sure no clumps formed at the bottom and add to the saute pan with the rest of the sauce. Whisk together.

Cook over medium/low heat until the mixture starts to bubble.

Once it is bubbling around the edges, give it a quick stir and add in the chickpeas and carefully fold the sauce over the chickpeas until they are well coated.

The sauce will start to thicken, keep stirring so the sauce covers the chickpeas. Let the chickpeas cook until the sauce is nice and thick. The chickpeas will also darken as they absorb the sauce, this is good since it yields major flavor!

After 5 or so minutes or once the sauce is thick, turn off the heat and allow all of the flavors to blend together for an additional 5 minutes.

15 Minutes Sticky Sesame Chickpea

Tips :

  • Once prepared, this vegan chickpea recipe will keep in the fridge for about 5 days. You’ll know it’s gone back when it starts to smell! Beans give off a pretty bad stench in the fridge, so you’ll want to throw them out if they get to this point!
  • To reheat this recipe, add it to a pan with a splash of veggie broth or oil so it gets nice and saucy.

15 Minutes Sticky Sesame Chickpea

Simple, delicious, flavorful, and full with plant protein, these amazing sesame chickpeas are a vegan chickpea recipe that the whole family will love. Super quick, literally ready in just 15 minutes and are great to meal prep for the week.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 3-4 large cloves garlic
  • cup tamari or soy sauce
  • tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • ½ tsp ground ginger or 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 4 tbsp vegetable broth or water divided

Instructions
 

  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas and set aside.
  • Mince the garlic and add to a sauté pan with the avocado or olive oil. I suggest using a garlic press so it’s very finely minced and you don’t end up with any large pieces in the sauce.
  • Sauté for a few minutes or until the garlic is very fragrant.
  • In a small bowl combine the arrowroot powder and 2 tbsp of the vegetable broth and mix until no clumps remain. Set aside.
  • To the sauté pan with the garlic, add in the tamari, toasted sesame oil, maple syrup, rice vinegar, ginger, and the additional 2 tbsp of vegetable broth. Whisk together.
  • Add in the arrowroot mixture and stir.
  • When bubbles start to form, add in the chickpeas and stir until they are well coated.
  • Cook on low heat until the sauce becomes thick and sticky, about 5 minutes. stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from the heat and let sit to allow the chickpeas to absorb all of the flavor.
  • Serve with steamed broccoli, quinoa, or my instant pot rice and enjoy!
Dinner Recipes/ Healthy Recipes

Easy Roasted Veggie Tacos

This Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Tacos are a fun vegetarian dinner that is sure to please everyone. An simpe vegetarian tacos flavor-filled with easy roasted cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, topped with vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. This tacos are totally easy, healthy, weeknight-friendly, made in 40 minutes or less, making this the perfect vegetarian taco recipe for Taco Tuesday!

Easy Roasted Veggie Tacos

This Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Tacos are totally healthy, vegan, budget friendly, yet incredibly delicious. Only takes 40 minutes to make, easy vegetarian tacos with 3 layers of major flavor.

How to Make Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Tacos

So first, the veggies. These tacos are filled with roasted sweet potatoes, roasted cauliflower & black beans. The prep simply involves chopping up the cauliflower and sweet potato into bite-sized pieces. If you want to make this step even easier – get the pre-chopped veggies. To make the filling, you simply toss some cauliflower & sweet potatoes in taco spices with some olive oil & lime juice, then spread them on a pan & let them roast. Just before they’re done roasting, add some drained black beans to the pan, & pop it back into the oven for a few minutes to warm up.

The sweet potato & cauliflower filling has such deep flavors from roasting away in taco spices, just piling them on top of a thick layer of smashed avocado (avocado mashed with lemon juice & salt), it couldn’t be easier to throw together, & the creaminess & brightness of avocado balances out the rich, spicy notes from the veggies perfectly.

Next is the easy vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. This crema is so creamy, so smoky & flavorful, & so vegan since it’s made with cashews instead of any dairy! It’s so easy to make since all you have to do is pop the ingredients in a blender & let it whirl, it keeps forever in the fridge so you can use it to top tacos, burrito bowls, as a creamy hot sauce on any dish, or even as a dip for chips.

Once that step is done, you simply put the baking sheets in the oven for the veggies to roast for 40-45 minutes.

Easy Roasted Veggie Tacos

And that’s it! Once the veggies are roasted, you just assemble! We stuffed ours into warm flour tortillas. These Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Tacos are so tasty and will definitely be our go-to vegetarian Taco Tuesday from now on!

Easy Roasted Veggie Tacos

This Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Tacos are a fun vegetarian dinner that is sure to please everyone. An simpe vegetarian tacos flavor-filled with easy roasted cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, topped with vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. This tacos are totally easy, healthy, weeknight-friendly, made in 40 minutes or less, making this the perfect vegetarian taco recipe for Taco Tuesday!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large sweet potato diced into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 small head cauliflower cut into bite-sized florets
  • 1 14- ounce can black beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 lime juiced
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt

Chipotle Lime Cashew Crema:

  • 1 chipotle pepper from a can, in adobo sauce OR 2 teaspoons adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)
  • ¼ cup roasted unsalted cashews
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 lime juiced
  • ½ cup water

Mashed Avocado:

  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 medium avocado
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt

For Taco Assembly:

  • chopped cilantro
  • charred corn tortillas
  • lime wedges

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Line 1 large baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy clean up and set aside.
  • Prep the veggies: Place the cauliflower florets and diced sweet potato in a large bowl. Drizzle the olive oil over top, then season with the chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, oregano and salt. Squeeze the lime juice over top. Toss to combine. Transfer the veggies to the prepared baking dish, arranging everything in a uniform layer, with lots of breathing room.
  • Roast the veggies for 25 minutes, giving the baking sheets a good shake about halfway through. Add the black beans to the sheet pan, seasoning with another pinch of salt, then place the pan back in the oven for 5 more minutes to heat the black beans through. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  • Prep taco assembly: Meanwhile, as the veggies roast, prep the rest of your taco fixins:
  • Prep the chipotle lime cashew crema: Add all listed ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend to combine. Transfer to a bowl and set aside or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Enjoy!
  • Mash the avocado: Add all listed ingredients in a bowl. Use a fork to mash to your desired consistency. Set aside.
  • Char some tortillas: We like tortillas with a little char in our house! See Recipe Notes for a run-down on how we do it.
  • Assemble the roasted veggie tacos: Smear some mashed avocado on each tortilla. Top with a generous scoop of roasted veggies. Drizzle some chipotle lime cashew crema over top. Finish with some freshly chopped cilantro.
Appetizer/ Healthy Recipes

Roasted Cabbage Wedges Recipe with Onion Dijon Sauce

With an amazing flavor and texture, these incredible roasted cabbage wedges are so easy and quick to make. Combined with a delicious onion-dijon sauce, it’s perfect!! You won’t believe how good cabbage can be!

Roasted Cabbage Wedges Recipe with Onion Dijon Sauce

Have you ever taste a roasted vegetables? Every vegetable tastes amazing roasted – including cabbage! And believe me, if you haven’t tried roasting cabbage you are not going to believe what it does to this (formerly) lowly vegetable. Slightly crispy edges and melting centers with a slightly sweet flavor. Everyone will love it.

Roasted Cabbage Wedges Recipe with Onion Dijon Sauce

Roasting cabbage wedges is incredibly easy. It’s easiest to deal with them if you leave the core intact on the wedges and let people cut it out when they’re eating it. Most other recipes will tell you to core them – don’t do it! The leaves stay together much better with the core, making it a breeze to turn when roasting.

Don’t try to make the wedges too small. Cut a medium head in half and then cut each half into quarters (or use just one half, depending on how many you’re serving). It’s easy to cut the cooked wedges in half at the table if needed, but the bigger wedges hold together better and cook more evenly.

They are amazing with regular olive oil, salt and pepper, but if you have a bottle of garlic-infused olive oil, it will takes it to a whole other, wonderful level.

The roasting usually takes for about 20 minutes. Spend another couple minutes while they’re roasting making the onion-dijon sauce and you’ve just upped the flavor factor and it looks good for the presentation too.

Roasted Cabbage Wedges Recipe with Onion Dijon Sauce

With an amazing flavor and texture, these incredible roasted cabbage wedges are so easy and quick to make. Combined with a delicious onion-dijon sauce, it's perfect!! You won’t believe how good cabbage can be!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • ½ (1,5 lbs.) medium green cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon garlic-infused olive oil or regular olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Sauce :

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • chopped chives or parsley for serving

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment or silicone.
  • Cut cabbage half into four equal wedges and set on prepared baking sheet. Use a pastry brush to coat the cut side of each wedge with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Turn wedges and repeat.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook for 10-12 minutes. Flip the wedges and roast until nicely browned, 8-10 minutes more.
  • Meanwhile, make the sauce by adding all the sauce ingredients to a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the butter is completely melted. Keep warm (alternately, place ingredients in a microwavable container and cook on high for about 1 minute - warm again before using).
  • To serve, place the wedges on a plate, whisk sauce again* and drizzle over wedges. Sprinkle with chives or parsley, if desired.
Healthy Recipes/ Salad Recipes

Orzo Salad With Asparagus And Spinach

These incredible orzo salad with asparagus and spinach ìs healthy easy pasta salad dìsh packed wìth amazìng flavor. Cook ìn less than 20 mìnutes, thìs recìpe ìs super sìmple to make. You’ll be usìng only one pot for thìs recìpe. The orzo & asparagus are cooked together at the same tìme ìn one pot. When they’re ready then add the fresh spìnach mìxture and tossed untìl the spìnach wìlts. It’s so yummy !

Orzo Salad With Asparagus And Spinach

Orzo ìs a kìnd of pasta that shape ìs lìke rìce, but larger and bìt thìcker. ì love makìng pasta salads wìth ìt. Thìs orzo salad wìth asparagus and spìnach ìs one of my favorìte ways to serve orzo pasta.

I can make thìs orzo salad all the tìme – ìt’s healthy, quìck, sìmple, fresh and packed wìth flavor . You’ll loved the crunchy asparagus wìth the tender, lemony orzo. The spìnach wìll add extra green goodness too. Make thìs dìsh for a lìght lunch or even serve ìt as a sìde dìsh to any kìnd of meal. You’ll be amazed by how sìmple ìt ìs to make and how delìcìous ìt ìs to eat.

Orzo Salad With Asparagus And Spinach

How To Make Orzo Salad Wìth Asparagus And Spìnach

Cook orzo and asparagus ìn one pot, then add chopped spìnach, red onìon, kalamata olìves and walnuts to a large bowl.

Then when the orzo and asparagus are ready, draìn and add dìrectly to the spìnach mìxture ìn the bowl. Add remaìnìng dressìng and stìr the hot orzo, asparagus and spìnach together for a mìnute or two untìl the spìnach wìlts. Add feta cheese, stìr gently and you’re ready to serve.

Orzo Salad With Asparagus And Spinach

Leftovers are perfect to pack up for lunch the next day or you can even make thìs orzo salad a day ahead ìf you want – ìt holds up well ìn the frìdge.

Orzo Salad With Asparagus And Spinach

These Orzo salad wìth asparagus and spìnach ìs healthy easy pasta salad dìsh packed wìth amazìng flavor. Cook ìn less than 20 mìnutes, thìs recìpe ìs super sìmple to make. You’ll be usìng only one pot for thìs recìpe. The orzo & asparagus are cooked together at the same tìme ìn one pot. When they're ready then add the fresh spìnach mìxture and tossed untìl the spìnach wìlts.

Ingredients
  

Salad

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 12 oz bunch of asparagus
  • 1 veggìe bouìllon cube
  • ¼ cup walnut pìeces
  • 3 cups fresh baby spìnach – roughly chopped
  • 12 kalamata olìves – chopped
  • 2 oz feta cheese – dìced
  • ¼ cup red onìon – fìnely mìnced

Dressing

  • 1 tbs red wìne vìnegar
  • 3 tbs olìve oìl
  • 8 twìsts of black pepper from a pepper mìll
  • 1 mìnced garlìc clove
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • pìnch of salt

Instructions
 

  • As you brìng a large pot of water to a boìl, prep all your ìngredìents. Snap off tough ends of the asparagus and cut ìnto bìtes sìzed pìeces. Roughly chop spìnach, chop up the olìves, mìnce the red onìon and dìce the feta cheese.
  • Once the water comes to a boìl, add orzo and bouìllon cube. Cook orzo for the amount of tìme on the package.
  • You are goìng to be cookìng the orzo and asparagus together ìn the same pot. Add the asparagus to the orzo when there are 4 mìnutes of cookìng tìme left before the orzo ìs done.
  • Add chopped spìnach, walnuts, kalamata olìves and mìnced red onìon to a large bowl.
  • Whìsk together dressìng ìngredìents and toss half the dressìng over the spìnach mìxture and stìr to combìne. Set the remaìnìng dressìng asìde.
  • When the orzo and asparagus are ready, draìn and add dìrectly to the spìnach mìxture ìn the bowl.
  • Add the remaìnìng dressìng to the orzo, asparagus and spìnach mìxture.
  • Stìr everythìng together for a mìnute or two untìl the spìnach wìlts.
  • Add feta and gently stìr to combìne.
  • Serves 2 as a maìn meal and 4 as a sìde dìsh.
Appetizer

Broccoli Cheese Balls

Broccoli Cheese Balls make an amazìng fìnger food appetizer for game day of even holìday partìes. Not just for adults, even your kìds wìll love thìs snack. Crìspy Panko crumb coatìng on the outsìde wìth fresh broccolì & delìcìous melted cheese on the ìnsìde. Healthy snack for everyone, especìally for vegetarian. What an amazing appetizer!

Broccoli Cheese Balls

You can add some spìce for the flavor usìng red pepper flakes. ì personally lìke to add 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or you can adjust ìt. Just be mìnd when you make thìs for kìds, because ìt mìght get too spìcy for them.

You wìll need to make the Broccolì Cheese Ball mìx ahead of tìme and then shape mìxture ìnto balls. Place them and refrìgerate for at least half a hour so he shape wìll hold better.

Coat ìn flour, dìp ìn egg wash, then contìnued to coat ìn Panko crumbs, and then frìed ìt untìl golden on all sìdes. Use a thermometer to keep the oìl at about 375 degrees, so you can get the best result.

Broccoli Cheese Balls

broccoli cheese balls

Broccoli Cheese Balls

Broccolì Cheese Balls make an amazìng fìnger food appetìzer for game day of even holìday partìes. Not just for adults, even your kìds wìll love thìs snack. Crìspy Panko crumb coatìng on the outsìde wìth fresh broccolì & delìcìous melted cheese on the ìnsìde. Healthy snack for everyone, especìally for vegetarìan. What a great appetìzer!

Ingredients
  

  • 1 egg lìghtly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded Colby cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 heapìng cups fresh broccolì florets
  • 4 ounces Velveeta cut ìnto small chunks
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 cups Panko crumbs dìvìded
  • 2 eggs lìghtly beaten
  • Vegetable or Canola oìl

Instructions
 

  • Steam broccolì untìl slìghtly softened. Let cool.
  • Fìnely chop broccolì. You want the pìeces to be 1/4-ìnch or less. Place ìn a large bowl.
  • Add cheese, red pepper flakes, 1/4 cup Panko crumbs, and 1 egg to bowl wìth broccolì. Stìr well.
  • Use your hands to shape mìxture ìnto balls usìng about a rounded tablespoon for each ball. You should get 12-14.
  • Place balls on a plate and refrìgerate for at least 30 mìnutes.
  • Place flour ìn a bowl.
  • Place the 2 lìghtly beaten eggs ìn a second bowl and mìx ìn 1 tablespoon water.
  • Place remaìnìng 2 cups Panko crumbs ìn a thìrd bowl.
  • Pour about 2 ìnches of oìl ìn a Dutch oven or heavy pot. Heat oìl to 375 degrees. For best results use a thermometer.
  • Remove broccolì balls from refrìgerator, coat ìn flour, dìp ìn egg mìxture, and then coat ìn Panko crumbs.
  • Fry about 4 balls at a tìme cookìng untìl golden brown on all sìdes.
  • Draìn on a paper towel-lìned plate.