Zippy & Zesty Zucchini Orzo

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This orzo is a cinch to make and most importantly, it is a hit with everyone….and I mean even those in your family who just don’t do zucchini!

Let the savory adventure begin!

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Start with a large sauté pan over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil.  To the oil add 1 finely chopped yellow onion, 2 cloves minced garlic and 2 large zucchini, grated finely and squeezed to drain excess liquid.  Sauté until onion becomes translucent and zucchini is cooked, about 4-8 minutes.

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While cooking add 1 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme leaves,

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1 teaspoon fresh chopped oregano leaves,

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and a generous pinch of kosher salt.

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Cook 1/2 of a package of orzo pasta according to directions, to al dente.  Drain.  Cool in bowl.  Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

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To the orzo, add the cooked zucchini mixture.

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Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.  Stir to combine.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Bon Appétit, Ma Chérie!

 

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