Every now and again I’ll get this creative surge and a million ideas for blog content will just pop into my head.
I’ll even come up with how I want to stage the photos and that is like the best feeling ever.
I was at work the other day staring out the window wondering what I was going to eat for dinner, when I started thinking of all the randomness in our kitchen cabinet. We hadn’t been grocery shopping in 2 weeks, so the pickings were slim.
I’ve recently become obsessed, in love, gotta have it, when it comes to Orzo. I had it in a salad once at Zoe’s Kitchen and have craved it always since then.
I figured I would replicate it and throw in whatever veggies we had stashed around, along with some lemon and a shit ton of garlic.
We of course didn’t have lettuce, but since improvisation is my thing (sometimes), I went ahead with my orzo salad and got the bright idea to bake some sweet potatoes & broccoli, and use the last can of black beans that was probably reserved for Arthur’s chicken, corn and black bean quesadillas. (Sorry, honey!)
Before I give the recipe, I have to let you know, that I do not do measurements. I don’t like trying to measure things out and winding up with a million extra dishes to do, so you just kind of have to wing it if you make this. It really just depends on how much you want to make and what your taste is when it comes to seasonings and flavors.
Sweet Potato Orzo Black Bean Salad
+ Sweet potato (cut into cubes)
+ Frozen broccoli
+ Orzo rice
+ Olive oil
+ Garlic (I like A LOT)
+Salt, pepper, & whatever other seasonings you like
+ Boil the orzo for 9-11 minutes
+Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
+On a baking sheet, place your sweet potatoes & broccoli and
toss with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes or until tender.
+ Drain and rinse your black beans and toss into a bowl.
+ Once the orzo is done, drain and let it cool for a few minutes
+ Pour in with the black beans, and the sweet potatoes & broccoli
+ Drizzle with olive oil, lemon, extra garlic, and seasonings, and toss it all together.
+ Dig in!
Crazy easy, super delicious, and insanely healthy.
I became a vegetarian a few months ago, so I have to make sure that what I’m eating has enough protein and between the orzo and the black beans, I am set.
If you have a knack for whipping up random things, share some of your fave recipes below or link back to your blog! Always in need of some ideas when I feel like cooking.
Off to watch the latest Below Deck and go to bed.