Eggplant and Spinach Orzo

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Ingredients

1 medium eggplant, diced
2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup orzo pasta
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper, to taste
Fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions

1.Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
2.In a baking dish, toss the diced eggplant with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Roast in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the eggplant is tender and slightly caramelized.
3.While the eggplant is roasting, cook the orzo pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
4.In a large skillet, heat the remaining olive oil over medium heat. Add the spinach and sauté until wilted, about 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
5.In a large mixing bowl, combine the roasted eggplant, sautéed spinach, cooked orzo pasta, lemon juice, and additional salt and pepper if needed. Toss to combine.
6.Serve the eggplant and spinach orzo warm, garnished with fresh parsley. Enjoy!

This delicious and nutritious Eggplant and Spinach Orzo recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. It combines tender roasted eggplant, sautéed spinach, and flavorful orzo pasta. With a simple garlic and herb dressing, this dish is packed with flavor and will leave you craving for more!

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