Tomato & Basil Orzo Salad

I got this recipe from the Cooking Light website (I don't think the picture on the site is actually this dish). It was delicious and could easily be made into a full meal by adding some shrimp or chicken.

I cut this in half since it's only the 2 of us. The original recipe says it yields 8-10 small side servings. We ate just about all of half the recipe.

3/4 c dried orzo pasta
About 1 1/2 small to medium ripe tomatos, at room temperature
1/3 c chopped fresh basil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 T EVOO
1 T balsamic vinegar
About 1/8 c parmesan (I actually used closer to 1/4 c)
Salt & Pepper to taste

Cook orzo according to directions on box, until barely tender to bite.

Meanwhile, rinse, core and chop the tomatos, and place in a bowl. Add the basil, garlic, EVOO and balsamic; mix gently.
When the orzo is done, drain and return to pot. Gently mix in the tomato mixture, parmesan cheese and the salt and pepper to taste.



This looks so fresh and delicious! It's on my list of things to try!

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