Orzo Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Capers

Orzo Pasta Salad

This chilled orzo pasta salad is a great way to keep cool on a hot day. This delicious side dish tastes even better after the flavors have a chance to mingle, so make it a day or two in advance to take to your next picnic or backyard BBQ.

It goes amazingly well with Grilled Pork Chops!

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Orzo Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Capers
Pasta salad that will keep you coming back for more!
Orzo Pasta Salad
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Passive Time 1 Hour
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Finely Minced
  • 1 Large Tomato Washed, chopped - Seeds and liquid discarded
  • 1 1/2 Cups Dried Orzo Pasta Cooked per package and cooled
  • 2 Tbsp. Capers
  • 1 Tbsp. Caper Liquid
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice Fresh
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme Stems removed and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh Parsley Stems removed and chopped
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Passive Time 1 Hour
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Finely Minced
  • 1 Large Tomato Washed, chopped - Seeds and liquid discarded
  • 1 1/2 Cups Dried Orzo Pasta Cooked per package and cooled
  • 2 Tbsp. Capers
  • 1 Tbsp. Caper Liquid
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice Fresh
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme Stems removed and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh Parsley Stems removed and chopped
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
Orzo Pasta Salad
Instructions
  1. Add olive oil and minced garlic to a cold skillet and turn heat to medium high. Sauté for 2 minutes, then add tomatoes and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes (until tomatoes become soft). Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. 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. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight. Stir and serve chilled with grilled pork chops or your favorite main dish.
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