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Orzo with Chickpeas in Lemon Spice

Orzo with Chickpeas in Lemon Spice

Orzo, chickpeas, and lemon are cooked in a lightly spiced broth. Spinach is added.

Our new favorite 30-minute, 1-pan, 10-ingredient meal. ♡

Orzo with chickpeas is simmered for a few minutes in a golden broth, along with cumin, turmeric, garlic, onion, lemon zest, and hot chili flakes. Then just wilt in a few handfuls of baby spinach, add one final big splash of lemon juice, and sprinkle on some fresh cilantro (if that’s your thing). This delicious, easy dinner is ready in no time.

We’ve enjoyed serving this one on its own for a simple vegetarian dinner, or adding some pan-seared salmon or shrimp on the side. Or we’ve found that this recipe also tastes Just click here to learn more. It is also delicious cold, as a pasta dish. This makes it an excellent option for potlucks, picnics or grill nights at this time of the year.

Whatever you do, I hope that you enjoy these orzo chickpeas as much as my family does!

Ingredients of Lemony Spiced Orzo & Chickpeas

Please read the following notes to learn more about what you’ll need for this recipe of orzo with chickpeas:

  • Orzo: Orzo’s lovely texture, which is al dente and a little chewy, pairs well with chickpeas. It also soaks up that spicy broth when cooking. I love using…

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