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Orzo with Artichoke Pesto & Grilled Corn
Giada De Laurentiis
- Kosher salt
- 1 pound orzo pasta
- 2 ears corn (shucked and silks removed)
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 12 ounces frozen artichoke hearts (thawed (about 3 cups))
- 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup walnut halves (toasted (see Cook's Note))
- 1/2 cup fresh oregano leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic (smashed)
- Zest of 1 large lemon
- 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes (halved (about 28))
- 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan
- Freshly ground black pepper
- This recipe originally appeared on Giada At Home. Episode: Go Fly a Kite.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and place in a large serving bowl.
- Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill.
- Brush the corn with the oil, using a pastry brush. Grill, turning frequently, until the corn is tender, about 10 minutes. Allow the corn to cool slightly. Remove the kernels with a large knife and add to the serving bowl.
- For the pesto: In a food processor, combine 2 cups artichokes, oil, walnuts, oregano, parsley, lemon juice, garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Blend, scraping down the sides of the bowl, as needed, until the mixture is thick and smooth.
- Chop the remaining 1 cup artichoke hearts into 3/4-inch pieces and add to the serving bowl. Add the pesto, tomatoes and Parmesan. Toss until all the ingredients are coated. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.
- per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
- 72 grams
- 24 grams
- 45 grams
- Saturated Fat
- 9 grams
- 22 milligrams
- 621 milligrams
- 6 grams
- 6 grams