Orzo Pasta Salad is a refreshing twist on traditional pasta salad with fresh tomatoes, capers and a light lemon herb vinaigrette.
1 ½cupdried orzo
3clovesgarlicpeeled and finely minced
1largelarge tomato (or 2 medium),chopped, seeds and excess liquid discarded
1tablespoonfresh lemon juice
1tablespoonfresh thymestems removed and chopped
1tablespoonfresh parsleystems removed and chopped
Salt and pepperto taste
Cook orzo according to package directions.
Saute olive oil and minced garlic in a skillet and over medium high heat for 1-2 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes (until tomatoes become soft). Remove from heat and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the cooked orzo, capers and liquid, lemon juice, thyme and parsley with the tomato and garlic mixture. Toss until thoroughly combined.
Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight. Season with salt and pepper, to taste before serving
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