Caprese-ish Pasta Salad

This pasta salad was inspired by two things: tomato season and the ever-present struggle of packing a lunch. This recipe is easy to prepare a few servings at a time for quick grab & go, or a great side dish for one of your last outdoor summer soirees!

Prep It

  • 1 cup dry orzo
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella balls, quartered
  • 6 sprigs of basil, chopped
  • 1 handful arugula, torn
  • olive oil, salt & pepper to taste.

Make It

Prepare orzo as directed on package, or; bring water to a boil, add orzo and cook for 6-8 minutes (al dente) and drain. Let cool completely.

Toss cooked orzo, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and arugula in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then drizzle olive oil in as you mix, as much as you prefer!

Serve cold.

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