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.
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.
Per Serving: 255 calories; protein 10g; carbohydrates 38.8g; fat 6.9g; cholesterol 6.6mg; sodium 274.9mg.