A delightful and refreshing Basil Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad that brings the flavors of summer to your table. This zesty salad is a perfect side dish for barbecues or a light lunch on its own.
Basil Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad
- 1 cup orzo pasta
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook orzo pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside to cool.
- In a large bowl, combine the cooked orzo, chopped basil, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
- Pour the dressing over the orzo mixture and toss until well combined.
- Chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 250, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 7g