Orzo with Lemon, Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes

I noticed this recipe when looking for a chunky tomato topping for fish. Them I came to this recipe on The Comfort of Cooking and being the lemon freak that I am, I just had to try it. This recipe is well worth making. Light, healthy, tasty and easy to make. What more can you ask for?

Orzo with Lemon, Zucchini & Tomatoes

Orzo with Lemon, Zucchini & Tomatoes

Orzo with Lemon, Zucchini & Tomatoes

1 c. tri-color orzo
8 c. water
1 Tbsp. chicken bouillon granules
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 large zucchini, chopped
12-15 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1 large shallot, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. fresh thyme, minced
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper

Bring water and bouillon to a boil in a pot over high heat. Add orzo and cook according to package, about 9 minutes, or until al dente. Drain, set aside.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil. Wait for the skillet to heat up a bit. Add zucchini, cherry tomatoes, shallot and garlic. Sauté for about 5-7 minutes, or until the zucchini is tender.

Remove from heat and add thyme, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper, stirring well. Then toss with orzo until well combined. Serve immediately.

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