Tomato and Basil Orzo Salad

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by wicked cook 46

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.

Top Review by Shuzbud

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  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. Meanwhile, rinse and core tomatoes; chop and place in a large bowl. Add basil, garlic, olive oil, and vinegar; mix gently.
  3. Drain pasta well and add to tomato mixture. Mix, adding parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper to taste.

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