Eggplant Orzo with Toasted Hazelnuts

  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 10 min
  • Ready Time : 20 min




  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 eggplant, cubed 3/4 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped


A hearty and delicious vegetarian side dish with orzo, eggplant, and toasted Hazelnuts

Prepare the orzo according to package instructions and set aside. In a medium-large pot, heat the butter and the olive oil on medium heat until the butter melts. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 3-4 minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the eggplant and continue to saute for 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked orzo, vinegar, hazelnuts, basil, and parsley. Remove from heat and serve warm.

From Savory Sweet Life

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