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Broccoli, tomato and lemon orzo salad recipe

Broccoli, tomato and lemon orzo salad recipe

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Kids will love this super simple pasta salad recipe made with orzo, broccoli and cherry tomatoes. You can add any of your children's favourite vegetables, try peas, sweetcorn or green beans. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 866 calories / serving


  • 150g orzo
  • ¾ head of broccoli, trimmed into small florets and the stalk, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 100g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 20g grated Grana Padana

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    18g 26%
  • Saturates

    4g 21%
  • Sugars

    6g 6%
  • Salt

    0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 139g Protein 35.4g Fibre 6.3g


  1. Simmer the orzo in a large pan of boiling water for 10 mins until cooked through, adding the broccoli for the last 3 mins, then drain. 
  2. Tip back into the pan and add the cherry tomatoes, lemon zest and juice and olive oil. 
  3. Mix well and serve with cheese sprinkled on top.

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Cooking for children: There are no reference intakes for children and all of these recipes are based on recommendations for an adult woman's portion size. In children of different ages, there is variation in their energy (calorie) requirements and nutrient recommendations. If you are interested in which portion size is best for your child, you can visit the School Food Standards.

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