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Easy and Simple Orzo Salad Recipe

Orzo pasta is a fun alternative to traditional pasta and gives your salad a little extra bite that brings out the flavors of this simple dish.

Great served cold or fresh from the stove top, this dish makes entertaining for large crowds a breeze.  

If you have can add an additional ingredient, try incorporating a helping of fresh cheese into the mix to give it a creamy accent - we recommend riccotta or feta!

  • 1 box of orzo pasta
  • 10-15 cherry tomatos
  • 1 large bundle of fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup of pine nuts

Cook the orzo pasta according to the directions on the box and while it is cooking, dice up the tomatoes and gently pan fry the pine nuts until slightly golden.  

Once the Orzo is cooked, strain it and place in a serving platter. Add in the pine nuts and tomatoes.

Before serving tear the basil leaves into the mix to give it a fabulous italian flavor and if you're using, add in the crumbled cheese. You want a really rustic look here!

Either serve immediately, or chill and serve the next day as a cold summer salad.  

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