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Pasta & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.


8 servings

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
Pasta & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 chickpeas


  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.

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  • gjkmc4
    Oct 2, 2015

    This is a family favorite!

  • sugarcrystal
    Nov 4, 2014

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

  • rasilaverie
    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.

  • alinbennett
    Aug 18, 2012

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