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Basil and sun-dried tomato add flavor and zing to this simple yet delicious pasta salad recipe. It's perfect for picnics, and great served warm or cold.



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and set aside.

  • Place basil leaves and sun-dried tomatoes in a food processor. Pulse 4 or 5 times until blended.

  • In a large bowl, toss together the orzo, basil-tomato mixture, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Serve warm or chilled.

Nutrition Facts

255 calories; protein 10g; carbohydrates 38.8g; fat 6.9g; cholesterol 6.6mg; sodium 274.9mg. Full Nutrition