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Roasted Cauliflower Orzo Salad

 
Roasted Cauliflower Orzo Salad
Image © Gimme Some Oven
 
One serving costs about $2.05

$2.05 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 40 minutes

Ready in 40 minutes

spoonacular Score:74%

Spoonacular Score: 74%

 

Roasted Cauliflower Orzo Salad might be just the side dish you are searching for. One serving contains 296 calories, 11g of protein, and 12g of fat. For $2.05 per serving, this recipe covers 17% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. If you have batch lemon vinaigrette, batch roasted cauliflower, kalamatan olives, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. Only a few people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 40 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 6%. This score is very bad (but still fixable). Try Grilled Skirt Steak with Sweet Roasted Tomato Sauce and Roasted Shrimp, Black Bean and Orzo Salad, Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad, and Roasted-Vegetable Orzo Salad for similar recipes.

Salad on the menu? Try pairing with Chardonnay, Gruener Veltliner, and Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc and Gruner Veltliner both have herby notes that complement salads with enough acid to match tart vinaigrettes, while a Chardonnay can be a good pick for creamy salad dressings. The Waterbrook Reserve Chardonnay with a 5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 20 dollars per bottle.

Waterbrook Reserve Chardonnay

Beautiful and golden in color, this chardonnay has persistent ripe pear and lychee flavors that are complemented by a subtle, sweet toasty oak. Very balanced acid harmonizes the thick viscosity of this ripe and decadent wine.

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Ingredients

Servings:
2 handfuls
2 handfuls fresh baby arugula
fresh baby arugula
1
1  cauliflower
cauliflower
1 head
1 head cauliflower
cauliflower
0.5 cups
0.5 cups goat cheese
goat cheese
1 cup
1 cup kalamata olives
kalamata olives
some
some black kosher salt
black kosher salt
1
1  lemon
lemon
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
some
some red onion
red onion
12 oz
12 oz pasta
pasta
0.5 cups
0.5 cups pine nuts
pine nuts
0.67 cups
0.67 cups sun dried tomatoes
sun dried tomatoes
2 handfuls fresh baby arugula
2 handfuls
fresh baby arugula
1  cauliflower
1
cauliflower
1 head cauliflower
1 head
cauliflower
0.5 cups goat cheese
0.5 cups
goat cheese
1 cup kalamata olives
1 cup
kalamata olives
some black kosher salt
some
black kosher salt
1  lemon
1
lemon
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
some red onion
some
red onion
12 oz pasta
12 oz
pasta
0.5 cups pine nuts
0.5 cups
pine nuts
0.67 cups sun dried tomatoes
0.67 cups
sun dried tomatoes

Equipment

baking sheet
baking sheet
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
canning jar
canning jar
pot
pot
whisk
whisk
oven
oven
baking sheet
baking sheet
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
canning jar
canning jar
pot
pot
whisk
whisk
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Gimme Some Oven

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.05
Ingredient
2 handfuls fresh baby arugula
1 cauliflower
1 head cauliflower
1/2 cup goat cheese
1 cup kalamata olives
1 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
some red onion
12 ounces pasta
1/2 cup pine nuts
2/3 cup sun dried tomatoes
Price
$0.57
$0.56
$2.99
$3.81
$1.54
$0.50
$0.17
$1.21
$0.73
$3.62
$4.78
$20.47

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Pine nuts are pretty expensive. If you're on a budget, you might try substituting other nuts or seeds, such as walnuts or sunflower seeds.

Cooking Tips

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • Fresh cauliflower should be white without any discoloration. If its leaves are attached, they should be green and not wilty. Store cauliflower in the crisper in your fridge and use within 5-7 days.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • get more cooking tips
Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
295 Calories
10g Protein
11g Total Fat
40g Carbs
36% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
295
15%

Fat
11g
18%

  Saturated Fat
2g
17%

Carbohydrates
40g
14%

  Sugar
8g
9%

Cholesterol
5mg
2%

Sodium
489mg
21%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
10g
22%

Manganese
1mg
62%

Vitamin C
46mg
56%

Selenium
23µg
33%

Copper
0.45mg
22%

Vitamin K
23µg
22%

Fiber
5g
21%

Phosphorus
208mg
21%

Potassium
690mg
20%

Magnesium
70mg
18%

Folate
69µg
17%

Vitamin B6
0.31mg
16%

Iron
2mg
13%

Vitamin B1
0.17mg
11%

Vitamin B2
0.18mg
10%

Vitamin B3
2mg
10%

Vitamin E
1mg
10%

Zinc
1mg
10%

Vitamin B5
0.96mg
10%

Calcium
76mg
8%

Vitamin A
334IU
7%

covered percent of daily need

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