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    Tomato and Basil Orzo Salad

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    35 mins

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    wicked cook 46's Note:

    This is from sunset. Posting for safe keeping Times are approximate Notes: Serve this warm salad as a main dish for a light lunch or as a dinner companion to grilled steak, chicken, or fish.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a 3- to 4-quart pan over high heat, bring 1 1/2 to 2 quarts water to a boil. Add orzo and cook until barely tender to bite, 8 to 10 minutes.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, rinse and core tomatoes; chop and place in a large bowl. Add basil, garlic, olive oil, and vinegar; mix gently.
    3. 3
      Drain pasta well and add to tomato mixture. Mix, adding parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper to taste.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 18, 2009

      55

      Brilliant flavours in this lovely salad! I often make a similar dish but have never added the balsamic vinegar and boy was it good! I was recently lucky enough to visit Italy and this brought back great memories so thanks!

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    • on September 19, 2009

      55

      There's a reason why this recipe has been posted for just one month yet there are already five 5 star reviews. It's an excellent dish with strong flavors reminiscent of Italian cooking; plus, it's easy to make. I made the recipe as a side dish to grilled chicken -- a perfect bbq menu. I used baby cherub tomatoes sliced in half instead of larger tomatoes. I also used less basil, 1/2 cup instead of 3/4 cup. Delicious.

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    • on September 09, 2009

      55

      This is really really good. I loved the flavors, and added some fresh pieces of mozzarella bocconcini to it right when the orzo was warm but not hot to make it melt completely. I do understand why white balsamic vinegar has been made tho, the darker color is a bit odd :D

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    Nutritional Facts for Tomato and Basil Orzo Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (155 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 352.0
     
    Calories from Fat 102
    29%
    Total Fat 11.4 g
    17%
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 10.8 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 53.2 g
    17%
    Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
    16%
    Sugars 4.8 g
    19%
    Protein 9.7 g
    19%

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