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Green Garlic Orzo

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Servings: 5 servings

Equipment

  • blender
  • saucepan
  • Pot

Ingredients

  • 12 oz orzo
  • 1 tbsp neutral oil
  • 3-4 stalks green garlic
  • 1 cup cashews raw, soaked overnight
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp miso paste white
  • 5 stalks lacinato kale blanched (optional)
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp salt kosher
  • 1 cup vegetable broth more as needed
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 stalks asparagus raw
  • vegan parmesan

Instructions

  • Cook orzo according to package directions and set aside.
  • Thinly slice green garlic slices (root to tip). Add oil to a pan over medium heat and sauté garlic until tender and fragrant, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Transfer the garlic to a blender along with cashews, kale, nutritional yeast, miso paste, lemon, salt and vegetable broth. Blend on high until smooth and add additional vegetable broth as needed to adjust your sauce texture.
  • Add sauce to the cooked orzo and toss to incorporate.
  • To garnish, finish with lots of vegan parmesan, thinly sliced asparagus (raw or cooked), scallion oil and black pepper.