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Sticky Butternut Wedges with Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Fresh and flavoursome, this Mediterranean dish of Sticky Butternut Wedges with Orzo Salad is a perfect meal for a warm and Sunny day!

A great option for a sweet and savory meal that is completely vegetarian and meat-free, this Sticky Butternut Wedges with Mediterranean Orzo Salad dish is a new and exciting way to do vegetarian meals with vegetables and salads. If you are a fan of Mediterranean or Greek food, this will be a delicious dish for you! 

What is an Orzo Salad? 

Orzo, also called risoni, is a short-cut pasta that is shaped like a larger grain of rice. Orzo is typically made from white flour, but can be made from whole-grain flour too. This orzo salad is therefore a pasta salad with a Mediterranean spin on it. It features Mediterranean style ingredients such as kalamata olives, red onion, red peppers, plum tomatoes, Greek feta cheese, cucumber, and parsley. It is similar to a Greek salad, with the addition of the orzo pasta.  

Better with Butternut! 

The butternut wedges in this dish are savory, sweet and sticky, seasoned with oregano, rosemary, thyme, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and treacle sugar. Not only is butternut particularly tasty (especially when seasoned like in this recipe) but it is nutritional too! The butternut ups the nutritional value of this dish greatly. Butternut contains a large amount of fiber, and vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, A, and beta-carotene, which promotes healthy immune system function. Butternut is also very high in potassium, and is also low in fat

This dish would be perfect for a Mediterranean-style dinner party with friends, or to just spice up those boring vegetarian weeknight dishes. No matter how you enjoy it, there is tons of flavor guaranteed with this dish! 

Sticky Butternut Wedges with Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Sticky Butternut Wedges with Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Fresh and flavoursome, this Mediterranean dish of Sticky Butternut Wedges with Orzo Salad is a perfect meal for a warm and Sunny day!
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: Butternut
Author: Nato Zondagh

Ingredients

For the Sticky Butternut Wedges

  • 200 g Butternut Cut into wedges
  • 3 g Dried Oregano
  • 2 g Rosemary Finely chopped
  • 2 g Parsley Finely chopped
  • 2 g Thyme Finely chopped
  • 5 g Garlic Finely chopped
  • 15 ml Olive Oil
  • 15 g Treacle Sugar
  • 15 ml Lemon Juice
  • 2 g Fine Salt
  • 1 g Fine Pepper

For the Orzo Salad

  • 50 g Orzo Pasta Cooked al dente
  • 20 g Kalamata Olive Pitted and cubed
  • 30 g Red Pepper Diced
  • 30 g Red Onion Diced
  • 30 g Plum Tomato Chopped
  • 30 g Greek Feta Cheese Crumbled
  • 5 g Parsley Finely chopped
  • 30 g Cucumber Diced

For the Dressing

  • 10 ml Balsamic Vinegar
  • 10 g Treacle Sugar
  • 1 g Fine Pepper
  • 20 ml Olive Oil
  • 50 ml Coconut Cream
  • 1 g Garlic Chopped
  • 1 g Fine Salt

Instructions

For the Sticky Butternut Wedges

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl & mix well.
  • Place butternut wedges & marinade in a bowl. Leave to marinade for 1 hour.
  • Line a baking tray with foil, brush with oil, arrange wedges on baking tray in single layer.
  • Drizzle with marinade.
  • Grill in oven @ 200'C for 30 min to an hour until sticky and cooked through.

For the Orzo Salad

  • Mix everything together & coat with balsamic dressing.

For the Dressing

  • Blitz all the ingredients together to make a smooth dressing.
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