Lemon Chickpea Orzo Skillet

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An effortless one skillet vegan recipe filled with sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, chickpeas, spinach, grilled lemon slices, and of course orzo!  Simple, healthy ingredients that come together quickly for a perfect weeknight meal, this Lemon Chickpea Orzo Skillet is a dish that everyone can enjoy!

So I’ll let you in on a little secret.  I just bought a new cast iron braiser that I have trying to find every excuse to use.  In comes this beautiful dish of Lemon Chickpea Orzo Skillet.

Whenever I talk about orzo, I immediately think mediterranean.  So naturally Mediterranean came to my mind when I thought of constructing this dish with beautiful vibrant sun dried tomatoes and tangy artichoke hearts.  Some spinach to add color and of course pan seared lemons to add the bright and bold flavor.

I did roast my chickpeas first to add a bit of crunch to the skillet.  Everything else has such a soft texture, I just felt like I needed to mix it up a little bit.  I highly recommend you not skip this step.  If you’re trying to save time, there are two options.  Either roast your chickpeas ahead of time or skip the roasting.  But I wouldn’t skip the roasting if I were you.

Looking for more skillet recipes?  Check out some of my favorites:
Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Brown Rice Skillet
Skinny Skillet Veggie Enchiladas
How to clean your Cast Iron Skillet

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I'm Sapna, a foodie, blogger, wife, mom of two beautiful girls, and lover of spices.  I have a background in Nutrition and Dietetics, which I use to incorporate healthy options into all of my recipes.  I love traveling to new places, trying new food, and in turn, creating them in my kitchen to relive the magic. When I'm not in the kitchen, I love curling up with a good book, playing with my munchkins, running, hanging out with friends, and gardening.

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