Orzo with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Sauce

Mediterranean Inspired, Vegan Orzo for Two
Mediterranean Inspired, Vegan Orzo for Two
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10 Sun-dried tomatoes canned or dried and rehydrated
2 cloves Garlic minced
2 tbsp Olive oil
2 tbsp White wine vinegar
½ can Coconut milk
1 cup Orzo pasta
½ cup Basil fresh

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Orzo with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Sauce


This Orzo with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Sauce is a promise to deliver the perfect vegan dinner in under 20 minutes. Replacing cream with coconut milk is a great way of cutting out dairy in a meal and in my opinion, its healthier and tastier. A Mediterranean inspired dish using orzo, that has a light and airy texture to replace the typical heavy feel that rice or pasta may give you. With the addition of rich sun-dried tomatoes, coconut milk and the distinct flavor of my favorite herb, fresh basil – this recipe is rich and flavorful! 

To make Orzo with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Sauce, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Orzo with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Sauce


Prepare sundried tomatoes


If using dried tomatoes: in a saucepan, add 1 cup of water to 10 sundried tomatoes and boil for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and then chop into smaller pieces.


Cook garlic


In a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and add 2 cloves minced garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes until garlic begins to brown and become fragrant.


Add sun-dried tomatoes


Add prepared or canned sun-dried tomatoes and sauté for another 3 minutes.


Add white wine vinegar


Lower heat to low-medium and pour in 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar. Sauté for a further 2 minutes.


Cook orzo


Cook orzo according to package instructions.


Prepare sauce


Add ½ can coconut milk to the skillet and season with salt and black pepper. Stir to combine all ingredients then reduce heat to simmer while continuously stirring and allow to cook for 5-8 minutes.


Blend sauce

Transfer the sauce to a food processor and blend for about 10-15 seconds.


Prepare orzo dish


Once cooked, transfer orzo to the skillet and toss a few times to combine with leftover oil and flavors. Pour the sauce over and toss to coat evenly.



Stir in some fresh basil just before serving!

Add this Orzo with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce to your list of simple dinners this week. There really is nothing complicated about these steps and we think you’re going to love it! Don’t forget to tag #cookmerecipes online, when you try it out!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 16
Zaria Vinette

Whole family gobbled this up on the weekend when I made it, they were begging for seconds too lol.

Joelle Zanis

My hubby and I tried making this but it was slightly bland at first so decided to add more spices and also a dab of hot sauce.

Chaya Sucic

Love everything about this orzo plate, the sun dried tomatos are a really good touch.

Estefania Possemato

Mediterranean food is always unique tried this recipe out yesterday and ate the leftovers cold, was perfect.

Robin Seasholtz

It was good just think that it would be better with some normal bow tied pasta rather than orzo.

Adrienne Lauf

Amazingly flavorful and mouthwatering orzo recipe just like the garlic and spinach orzo.

Vivianna Policicchio

Used normal milk instead of coconut cause I dislike the coconut taste when it comes to pasta.

Elodie Buechele

Great lunch or dinner for any time of the year, i'd recommend trying it atleast once maybe with some garlic bread too.

Briar Dibitetto

Delicious and simple orzo recipe made it with some extra cheese though and served it with red wine :)

Britney Foy

YUMMY! It's sooo good I shared it with my mom and shes obsessed with it too we both make it in different ways though.

Mercy Abramson

Tasty just not my thing, Much prefer the shrimp orzo with feta, now that was delicious.

Jazlynn Mhoon

Mm-mm! Tasty! It's like eating from a resturant but at home, thx so much.

Leela Maltby

Fantastic dish for two or more 5 stars all the way from me.

Anneliese Feigelson

Bookmarking this amazing website due to all the tasty dishes I find, never disappointed with how simple and affordable they turn out to be.

Emerald Toay

Brought some of this to work with me and ate it cold, delicious.


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