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Naturally Vegan: Roasted Corn and Orzo Pasta Salad

The combination of grilled sweet corn with fresh, raw tomatoes and spinach pairs beautifully with hearty orzo and a bright lemon tahini dressing in this perfect summertime pasta salad.

Ingredients for

Naturally Vegan: Roasted Corn and Orzo Pasta Salad

  • 4 ears of corn, husks removed
  • 2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 teaspoon vegan bouillon
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 lemons, juiced (plus more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard seed

Instructions for

Naturally Vegan: Roasted Corn and Orzo Pasta Salad

  1. Making orzo pasta according to the directions on package, adding 1 teaspoon of bouillon. Once cooked, drain any excess water, rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process, and place orzo into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Grill the corn, turning frequently, until the kernels are brown in places. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
  3. Meanwhile, add all dressing ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until well combined.
  4. Cut the corn kernels off the cob and add to your orzo bowl. Add spinach, almonds, cilantro, and dressing; toss well to combine. Add salt, pepper, and lemon to taste.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator or leave at room temperature until ready to serve.

Makes 6-8 servings

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