Pesto Orzo Salad

This Pesto Orzo Salad recipe is made with simple ingredients and fresh flavors. This is the perfect side dish for a hot summer day and is done in just 20 minutes!

This recipe calls for cooking only one ingredient, the orzo. Everything else is tossed together in the salad as is.


– uncooked orzo – pint cherry or grape tomatoes – mozzarella pearls – salt – black pepper

Cook the orzo in a saucepan, according to the package instructions. Drain the orzo when it is al dente, strain it and then rinse it under cold water. Transfer the pasta to a large mixing bowl.


Add the remaining ingredients, aside from the balsamic glaze to the bowl.


Toss the salad, drizzle with balsamic glaze, if desired and serve immediately or keep it in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy it. If you are serving the salad later, drizzle the balsamic just before you dig in.


Don't forget to rinse the orzo under cold water after cooking.


Add this recipe to your weeknight meal or eat it as a snack. Cold pasta salads are a great summer snack.

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