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Creamy Vegan Orzo with Roasted Spring Vegetables

Creamy, comforting and delicious vegan orzo with roasted spring vegetables. Great meal to make for a dinner party and to share with friends.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: creamy vegan, pasta, roasted vegetables, vegan, weeknight dinner
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 7
Calories: 367kcal
Author: Maria

Ingredients

Cashew Cream Sauce

Pasta & Vegetables

  • 1 bunch of asparagus - cleaned and chopped small
  • ½ sweet potato
  • ½ medium red onion
  • 1 cup of chickpeas - rinsed and drained
  • 1 leek - rinsed and cleaned well and chopped small
  • 1 tsp olive oil - (optional)
  • Steak Seasoning to taste
  • 2 cups dry orzo pasta
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

To make cashew cream sauce

  • Boil some hot water and pour over raw cashews. Let sit for 10 minutes
  • Drain the cashews and add all sauce ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth

Pasta & Vegetables

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Clean & rinse vegetables, especially asparagus and leeks.
  • Cut into bite sized pieces
  • Lay vegetables out on baking tray. Add oil and steak seasoning and mix
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown
  • Cook orzo on stove to according to directions
  • Once cooked, drain and add back to pan.
  • Add lemon juice, chickpeas, cashew cream and roasted vegetables
  • Mix well, season to taste and ENJOY!

Notes

You can make this oil free by using a non stick baking mat or parchment paper.
Once this sits for a bit it begins to thicken and dry out. Just add a little liquid to smooth it out again, especially when reheating

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Vegan Orzo with Roasted Spring Vegetables
Amount per Serving
Calories
367
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Sodium
 
284
mg
12
%
Potassium
 
466
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
54
g
18
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
13
g
26
%
Vitamin A
 
2531
IU
51
%
Vitamin C
 
17
mg
21
%
Calcium
 
51
mg
5
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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