Orzo with Harissa and butter tomato sauce

March 19, 2019

I sometimes discover things in our fridge. Suddenly under a pile of salad there are tomatoes that have their best time behind them. It might be an unpopular opinion but I really dislike soft tomatoes. It brought misunderstandings into the household in the past if I hadn’t gone myself to choose the hardest, nearly green tomatoes.

Anyways, that’s not the point. Point is, sometimes you meet tomatoes that are just too soft to keep for much longer. And you’ve had pizza and tomato sauce recently so these options are not that entertaining. Recipe below is for these exact moments. When you crave something a bit different, something that keeps well, can be stored in the fridge for couple of days and even pass as part of this super trendy “meal prep” and wait for its moment.

It’s an extremely versatile dish. It can be completely vegan, or just vegetarian or hell, you can eat it with sausage (if you are from Vienna ideally get either beef or Kasekrainer from Britwurst as this guy offers best sausages). Recent experiments showed it tastes absolutely lush with a ginger and garlic spinach on the side.