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Garlic & Lemon Orzo with Grilled Halloumi

  • Author: Anuja
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 cup Lemon and Garlic Orzo (Papparedelle’s, or plain orzo is fine)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 oz. halloumi cheese
  • 1 tbsp za’tar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1015 grape tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Cook orzo according to package instructions.
  • Slice the halloumi into 1 cm thick slices.
  • Crust with za’tar.
  • In a pan over medium heat, add olive oil. 
  • Add halloumi to the oil and grill each side for 2-3 minutes until golden. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add butter to the pan and allow to melt.
  • Add garlic and shallots and sautée for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and allow to blister.
  • Finally, add orzo.
  • Salt and pepper to taste. Finish with lemon juice.
  • Top with halloumi and serve!