Pasta & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad Recipe
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Pasta & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad Recipe

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The beauty of orzo pasta is that it can be served warm or cold; it's an ideal dish for casual picnics and cookouts. —Dawn Williams, Scottsboro, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 can (49 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 package (16 ounces) orzo pasta
  • 1/4 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes plus 2 teaspoons oil from the jar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • Optional toppings: crumbled feta cheese and canned garbanzo beans

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without optional toppings): 255 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 570mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein .


  1. In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in orzo; return to a boil. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Drain orzo; transfer to a large bowl. (Discard broth or save for another use.) Stir in the tomatoes, oil from sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper; cool completely.
  3. Add Parmesan cheese and basil; toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with toppings if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pasta & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad in Taste of Home August/September 2012, p32

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gjkmc4 233851
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2015

"This is a family favorite!"

sugarcrystal 195245
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"I loved this. I did add feta and garbanzo beans as suggested in the notes. Great combination!"

rasilaverie 124077
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"Served with blackened fish! Perfect combo!. Added 4oz of feta. Could have used a few more sun-dried tomatoes, if you're a big fan."

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