Vegan tomato orzo

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15-Minute Vegan Tomato Orzo

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This vegan recipe checks all the boxes we love: quick, easy, and delicious!

We are always looking for quick and easy meals to share because, let’s be honest, many of us don’t have a ton of time to cook. This recipe for 15-Minute Vegan Tomato Orzo from Lucy & Lentils is both of those things AND best of all, it’s vegan.

WOT we love about this recipe: This whole recipe takes 15 minutes to cook, only uses 5 main ingredients, and is perfect for weeknight dinners. We suggest pairing it with our Honey Glazed Chicken. 

15-Minute Vegan Tomato Orzo

Servings 4 people
Author Lucy & Lentils


  • cups orzo pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 shallots
  • cup tomatoes
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil or parsley or both!
  • salt and pepper


  • Add the orzo to boiling salted water (around 1.5 cups) and cook for around 10-12 minutes or aldente
  • Add the tomatoes to a large pan with the olive oil, fry for around 5 minutes before adding the chopped shallots and garlic, continue to fry for a few minutes on a low heat before smushing the tomatoes
  • Add a ladle of the pasta water to the pot with the tomatoes, drain the rest and then add the orzo to the pot, add the dried basil, and bring together
  • Add the freshly chopped herbs, season generously with salt and pepper (this is important)
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