Orzo Verde

An easy pasta recipe made out of pistache, basil and spinach!
And it can be made with just one pan and a blender!
4.80 van 10 stemmen
Cooking time 15 mins
Total time 15 mins
course Main
cuisine Italian
servings 2 portions
calories 414 kcal


  • Blender
  • saucepan



  • 300 g orzo
  • 800 ml water
  • 1 pinch salt


  • 15 g basil
  • 30 g Parmesan
  • 20 g pistachio nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 30 ml olive oil (optional but does makes it creamy)
  • 200 g spinach
  • 1 shallot
  • 150 ml pasta water (water from the pasta)


  • Bring the water to the boil with a little salt in a saucepan. Add the orzo and cook for about 8 minutes.
  • In a blender, blend the Parmesan, pistachios, garlic, basil, olive oil, spinach, shallot and pasta water.
  • Add the sauce to the orzo and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Serve the orzo with buratta and cherry tomatoes.


Vegan: leave out the Parmesan and buratta.
Seasoning: add salt & pepper


Sugar: 3.2gFiber: 4gCalories: 414kcalSaturated Fat: 0.7gFat: 10.3gProtein: 17.6gCarbohydrates: 58.2g
course Main
cuisine Italian
keyword Orzo, Orzo pasta, Orzo Verde
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