Basil and tomato orzo

Prep Time15 min
Cook Time10 min
Yields4 servings

Added: 2017-05-28

Tags: #pasta #vegetarian #lunch #dinner


2 cupsorzo, uncooked
25fresh basil leaves
1 Tbsporegano leaves
1 clovegarlic, minced
1/3 cupolive oil
1 tsphoney
1 Tbspwater
1 cupcherry tomatoes, halved
1 cupparmesan, grated
5mint leaves, chopped
1lemon, zested and juiced
kosher salt


  1. Cook orzo pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
  2. Place basil leaves, shallot, garlic, oil, lemon zest and juice, honey and salt in a blender with water and give it a whiz until blended.
  3. Mix dressing into pasta
    1. Stir in cherry tomatoes and Parmesan
    2. Garnish with fresh chopped mint