Orzo, Grape and Pistachio Salad

Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
4 hrs

This was one of my favorite side dishes served at our wedding. I plan to make it a lot. Pistachios and grapes are such a surprise in pasta salad but we love it!

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Toast pistachios: Take 1 cup of pistachios and put in a saucepan with the walnut oil.
  2. Warm the oil and nuts together, be careful not to boil.
  3. Saute garlic in a little olive oil.
  4. Prepare orzo from package instructions.
  5. When orzo has been drained, mix in enough of the pistachio/walnut oil mixture to coat the pasta.
  6. Add lemon juice to taste.
  7. Mix in sauteed garlic.
  8. Add grapes, and half the basil.
  9. Chill for several hours, or overnight.
  10. Before serving, add rest of basil, salt and pepper to taste, and the rest of the pistachios.