It’s a beautiful Sunday although I am still longing for warmer weather. For dinner, we all voted for fish, therefore, I made Parmesan herbed tilapia which I paired with Lemon Orzo Salad and steamed broccoli.
Until the volleyball season is over for my younger one, dinner will be simple, quick, and delicious.
Lemon Orzo Salad
½ cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp lemon zest
¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¼ cup chopped parsley
¼ cup chopped chives
2 Tbsp chopped mint
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
One 1 lb. box orzo cooked al dente
1 cup diced roasted red pepper
½ cup toasted pine nuts
Salt to taste
In a bowl combine lemon juice and zest. Whisk in oils, herbs and red pepper flakes. Add orzo and roasted red pepper and toss with dressing. Let salad stand at least one hour before seasoning to taste and toss in pine nuts.
Parmesan Herbed Tilapia
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Mix Parmesan cheese, parsley, paper flakes, lemon zest, salt, and pepper together
Coat tilapia fillets with extra virgin olive oil and press into the Parmesan cheese mixture.
Bake for 10 minutes
Do you have a different recipe for orzo, share with me, would you serve your parmesan herbed tilapia with something else? Let me know, I would love to hear from you.
I can’t wait to try this meal! I’m gluten free but sometimes I can find GF Orzo. And I love the parmesan crusted tilapia. I wanted to pin this to save the recipes to pinterest, but it didn’t work. Saved to my computer, though, for future reference!
You will find gluten-free Orzo, Lori, enjoy!
This looks amazing! I make a very similar orzo, but didn’t think about mint as an addition! I’m adding this to our menu next week!
The mint adds more flavor, Ashley.
I absolutely love orzo! The crusted tilapia looks scrumptious too!
Thank you, Jeuelle.
Oh YEAH that orzo salad is calling my name. I could eat that for lunch or dinner, with EVERYTHING!
It was good, Dorothy.
great meal idea sounds so amazing fresh and spring like thanks for sharing
Thank you, Angie.
Tilapia is definitely one of my favorite fish. I love making a blacked tilapia with fresh tomatoes and avocado on top. I love pairing it with long grain and wild rice and asparagus.
Thanks for sharing that Julie, I will try it.
What a yummy dinner! I love orzo, it is so yummy! Man I am so ready for spring to cook more meals like this!
I am more ready for Spring than you Echo.
Does the lemon orzo pair well wirh other meats?
I think it will be good with chicken as well or other types of fish.
I think it will be good with chicken, shrimps or any other types of fish, Kate.
I love orzo! I’ve made something similar to this, and have also made it with sun-dried tomatoes as well.
I love sun-dried tomatoes, I will add next time, thanks for sharing, Stephanie.
I have only made orzo once and it was so good. I also love anything lemon, so I might have to try this!
I love anything with lemon as well, Angela.
This looks so good! I have never had orzo… but this looks like something I would like to try and the best part is that its EASY!! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Whitney.
Oh, this looks delicious. I will definitely have to try this out. I love trying new recipes!!
Same here, Holly.
This looks so good! We love orzo, and I love the combination of flavors that you used. Such a versatile dish too!
Thank you, Marysa, I love flavorful food.
You always have the best recipes! Adding this to my dinner options this week!
Thank you so much, April.
I’m personally not a big fan of anything with lemon shy of warm lemon water. I know a ton of people that love it though and would enjoy this recipe
I love lemon and could put it in everything, Arielle.
This salad looks fabulous!! I love pasta salads made with orzo, yumm!!
Oh man yum! I love tilapia <3 Never had orzo though but it looks amazing!
It is time to try Orzo, Candice.
I love orzo dishes but have never made anything like this. I am definitely going to be giving this a try!
Try and let me know, Deb.
What a lovely Sunday dinner. Love the recipe for your Lemon Orzo Salad. I’ll have to make it this summer for one of our cookouts!
Can’t wait for summer and cookouts, Angie.
I recently discovered Orzo, so this post was right on time! I’m going to give this recipe a try!
I am glad, you will give it a try, hope you love it, Natasha.
You know what? I’ve never tried orzo! It looks really delicious and I need to try your recipe