Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad
Servings: 12 Prep 15 mins Cook 10 mins


  • 1 pound orzo pasta
  • 2 cups basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 5 pitted black olives
  • 2 large, ripe tomatoes, diced

Make It

1. Cook orzo according to the package directions. Drain and place in a bowl with very cold water and a few drops of olive oil so it cools fast. Drain again.

2. In a food processor, pulse basil, cheese, remaining oil, garlic, and olives until mixed.

3. In a large bowl, stir together pasta, basil mixture, and tomatoes.