Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Orzo

Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Orzo

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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."

Ingredients

23 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 255 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 255 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.8g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 10 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 275 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. Place basil leaves and sun-dried tomatoes in a food processor. Pulse 4 or 5 times until blended.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together the orzo, basil-tomato mixture, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Serve warm or chilled.
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This fabulous side dish is another example of "less is more" and "the simpler the better." No reason to change a thing here and, frankly, to do so would ruin the dish. Subtley flavored and pre...

As written this recipe may be a bit bland, but the base of the recipe is quite good. Read a few reviews and adjusted to personal taste: (1)Doubled the tomato/basil mixture, (2) added the zest ...

This could be a 5 star recipe. I did not add any olive oil. The oil packes sund dried tomoatoes in enough. I even dumped some of this oil out. I added about a 1/3 cup red wine vinegar and 1/2 ts...