Cooking Together…Orzo + Broccoli Pesto Salad

This week I made Orzo + Broccoli Pesto Salad from Super Natural Every Day: Well-loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen by Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks. I thought this was a really interesting recipe and I really enjoyed it…but I’m curious what you all would think. If you like trying new recipes, give this one a try and be sure to let me know what you think!

Thoughts on This Week’s Recipe:

Ease of preparation:
This recipe was fairly quick and easy to prepare…not as fast as a crock pot recipe, but didn’t take as much time as the risotto I made last week, so somewhere in the middle.

Overall opinion:
This was a really interesting dish…I personally would never have thought to combine broccoli and avocado in the same dish, but I actually really enjoyed it. If you like broccoli and avocado, I think you would like this dish. I thought the pesto sauce was delicious and overall I thought this was a great salad.

Would you make it again?
I would make this again…especially when broccoli is in season and I can get it at a great price.

Did you omit or add anything?
I didn’t really change anything…I did forget the lemon zest and will be sure to add that next time.

Would you change anything next time?
I think the only thing I would do differently is cutting my broccoli pieces smaller so they’re a little more manageable.

Next Week’s Recipe:

This week I’m going to switch it up and make a breakfast treat…Lemon Cornmeal Breakfast Cake from Joy the Baker. And this isn’t a new one for me, I’ve made it a couple times before and it’s great! So you definitely want to try this one…print it out and let me know what you think!

Linked to Melt in Your Mouth Monday, This Chick Cooks, and Good (Cheap) Eats.

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