Green Summer Orzo

Green Summer Orzo

A beautiful, fresh dish which only takes about 12 minutes to make. Easy.


Add a squeeze of fresh lemon onto each dish at the end.

Cooking Time (includes preparation time): 15 Minutes


  • 200g of Petit Pois - £1.09

  • 100g of Parmesan - £2.00

  • 500g of Orzo - £1.20

  • 1 Lemon - £0.35

  • 200g of Spinach - £0.95

  • 1 Bunch of Basil - £0.70

  • 1 Bunch of Mint - £0.70

  • Garlic - £0.30

  • 40g of Pine Nuts - £2.25

  • Total Cost - £9.54


  1. Add orzo to a pan of boiling water.

  2. Toast your pine nuts.

  3. Into a blender, add a handful of fresh mint, a handful of fresh basil, 20g of toasted pine nuts, 1 garlic clove, the zest and juice of a lemon (save a bit of juice to squeeze over the dish at the end), 70g of Spinach, 80g of Parmesan, salt, pepper and olive oil. Blitz until smooth.

  4. Add petit pois to the pasta water just before the pasta is ready. Cook for 30 seconds. Drain pasta and peas.

  5. Add pasta and peas to a wide pan. Pour over your spinach pesto. Mix everything together. Add your remaining spinach leaves. Mix them in until they wilt.

  6. Serve the orzo with some Parmesan and pine nuts scattered on top. Squeeze on a bit more lemon juice and tuck in!