Spiced Pumpkin Orzo Salad

Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunity into blessings.

– William Arthur Ward

It`s the pumpkin season! And here is another exciting pumpkin spiced idea from us. The orzo salad is a perfect meal for Halloween and Thanksgiving, but not only! Check the tips below, to find out how to transform this dish into a vegetarian one. We hope you`ll enjoy!

Spiced Pumpkin Orzo Salad

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Spiced pumpkin orzo salad with sun-dried tomatoes and pickled cherry peppers.


  • 1 cup Orzo pasta
  • 100 g Pumpkin
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 10 ml Sesame oil
  • 5 Pickled cherry peppers
  • 5 Sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan***
  • 1/4 tsp Rosemary
  • 1 tsp Green pesto
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • Salt
  • 50 ml Water


  1. Finely chop the garlic.
  2. Chop the pumpkin, zucchini, cherry peppers, and sun dried tomatoes into small cubes.
  3. In a large pan, simmer the garlic in the sesame oil.
  4. Add the pumpkin and zucchini cubes, followed by the water rosemary and salt.
  5. Cook for 10 minutes.
  6. In a medium bowl, add the orzo pasta (previously cooked for 10 minutes in salty water), followed by the pumpkins, sun-dried tomatoes, cherry peppers, pesto, and parmesan.
  7. Mix well until homogeneous.

Some tips from me:

– This salad could be served as a starter, or main course, as well as an attractive bowl food option for your party.
– ***Parmesan cheese is NOT vegetarian, however, you can replace it with halloumi or tofu cubes.
– For best results, serve the salad chilled.

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Very best wishes,

xxx Tasty Game Team


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