Orzo Al Pesto

Orzo Al Pesto

servings: 1 | calories: 449 | cooking time: 15 min | weight: 126 gr / oz
Category: base camp, dinners, high-energy, italian, lightweight, one-pot, pasta, vegetarian

nutrition info:

calories: 449, protein: 20.3 g, carbs: 36.8 g, fat: 25.4 g, sugars: 2.1 g, sodium: 621 mg

you'll need:

1 tablespoon pine nuts, lightly toasted
1/2 cup orzo pasta
1 tablespoon pesto sauce
2 tablespoons freeze-dried grated Parmesan cheese

at home:

Pack all the ingredients separately.

on the trail:

Cook pasta in a salted, boiling water until al dente, for about 7–9 minutes or according to package instructions.
Remove from the heat and drain water off.
Blend in pesto sauce and nuts; sprinkle with Parmesan.


Notes: To toast pine nuts: Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add pine nuts and cook, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes, or until golden. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.


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  1. Michelle on July 10, 2021 at 7:55 am

    How many people would this serve?

    • Tanya Krezevska on July 19, 2021 at 10:09 am

      This recipes serves 1 hungry hiker

  2. Tom on February 3, 2020 at 8:03 am

    This was real good, I’d never used orzo before and will use again. Cheers

    • Tanya Krezevska on February 3, 2020 at 11:13 am

      Thank you! Glad you like the recipe

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