Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Dried Tomato Basil & Orzo Pasta
Dried tomatoes add flavor and vitality to this simple yet delicious pasta salad recipe. It's perfect for picnic gatherings, and great served warm or cold.
At a glance
2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
2 tbsp. olive oil
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
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; mix 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.
Prep Time 15 Min Cook Time 8 Min Ready In 23 Min