The “Mediterranean Diet” puts the spotlight on fruits, veggies, beans and whole grains.
Together: Prep ingredients.
Adults: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Together: Add the chopped broccoli stems and cook for 1 minute. Add in the chopped broccoli florets and cook for an additional 40 seconds.
Adults: Scoop out the stems and florets with a sieve or slotted spoon and transfer them to a bowl of ice water for around a minute to stop it from cooking further. Then transfer them to a large kitchen towel to drain.
Adults: Return the water to a boil and add some olive oil. Cook the orzo according to the directions on the package and drain.
Together: Return the orzo to the pot. Add the broccoli, carrot, tomatoes, beans, cheese, herbs, olive oil, lime juice and zest and spices. Mix together. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
*You can also use feta cheese in this recipe, but it will likely melt and become a creamy sauce if the pasta and broccoli are still warm.
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