With a simple mix of orzo pasta, mozzarella cheese, grape tomatoes, and some fresh basil, you’ve got the makings of a summer pasta salad that’s perfect for feeding a large crowd, or as a side to any meat you’re grilling at your next BBQ. Serve at room temperature or cold–it’s delicious either way!

summer-orzo

Ingredients:
1 lb orzo
1 1/2 c grape tomatoes, halved
1 1/2 c of cubed mozzarella cheese
handful torn fresh basil
1/4 c red wine vinegar
1 tbsp honey
1/2 c olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

Method:
1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.

2. Mix red wine vinegar, honey, and olive oil in small bowl.

3. Cube cheese, halve tomatoes, and tear basil.

4. Drain and rinse pasta.

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5. Coat pasta with dressing.

6. Add basil, tomatoes, and cheese.

7. Chill at least two hours or overnight before serving.

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