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Lemony Pea & Yoghurt Orzo

Lemony Pea & Yoghurt Orzo

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Gary Pollard

Gary Pollard

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Difficulty
Easy 👌
Preparation
10 min
Baking
15 min
Resting
0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
300 g
Frozen Peas
200 g
Orzo Pasta
150 g
non-fat Greek yogurt
4 tbsp
extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves
Garlic (Small)
1
lemon zest
1
lemon juice
1
Mint Leaves (Handful)
40 g
Hard Cheese (optional)
Salt and Pepper

Utensils

kettle, nonstick pan, food processor

  • Step 1/ 5

    • 300 g Frozen Peas
    • kettle

    Bring a kettle of water to the boil. Pour a little boiling water over the peas to defrost them and pour the rest into a saucepan ready to cook the orzo.

  • Step 2/ 5

    • 200 g Orzo Pasta
    • nonstick pan

    Drop the orzo into the pan, giving it a good stir so that it doesn’t stick together, then cook according to packet instructions.

  • Step 3/ 5

    • 150 g non-fat Greek yogurt
    • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 cloves Garlic (Small)
    • 1 lemon zest
    • 1 lemon juice
    • food processor

    Drain the peas, then place half in a small food processor with the yoghurt, olive oil, lemon zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper, then blitz until you have a smooth green pasta sauce.

  • Step 4/ 5

    When the pasta has cooked, drain and return to the pan over a low heat.

  • Step 5/ 5

    • 1 Mint Leaves (Handful)
    • 40 g Hard Cheese (optional)

    Stir through the yoghurt sauce and remaining peas until everything is warmed through, then tip into a bowl, scatter over the mint and top with a good crack of black pepper and some grated cheese, if using.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Lemony Pea & Yoghurt Orzo

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