Summer Orzo Salad

Summer Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe

Pinit

Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and that means it’s cookout season!  One of my favorite things to bring to a cookout is pasta salad, and with my recent obsession with orzo, I thought orzo would be a nice change from the typical corkscrew noodles that are usually used in pasta salads.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 lb orzo
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 of cubed mozzarella cheese
  • handful torn fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Recipe Instructions

Cook orzo according to package instructions.  In the meantime, cube up the mozzarella and halve the tomatoes, like this:

Summer Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe

When orzo is cooked to al dente, drain and rinse with cold water.  Place cooked orzo in a large serving bowl and toss with basil, tomatoes, and cheese.  In a small bowl, mix red wine vinegar, honey, and olive oil and coat salad thoroughly with dressing.  Chill for at least two hours (overnight is best!) before serving.

Summer Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe

Pinit

This pasta is light, refreshing, and so pretty to beat it all! I give this recipe 4/5 herbs!

Summer Orzo Salad
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb orzo
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 of cubed mozzarella cheese
  • handful torn fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Mix red wine vinegar, honey, and olive oil in small bowl.
  3. Cube cheese, halve tomatoes, and tear basil.
  4. Drain and rinse pasta.
  5. Coat pasta with dressing.
  6. Add basil, tomatoes, and cheese.
  7. Chill at least two hours or overnight before serving.


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3 comments on “Summer Orzo Salad

  1. Oooh yum! I’m all about summer salads, especially when they involve cheese 🙂

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