Your Daily Dish: Caprese Orzo Salad
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Though today is Labor Day, there’s no need to do anything laborious. How about pulling together this super simple and delicious Caprese Orzo Salad, a crowd-pleasing pasta salad that hits all the high notes by using juicy cherry tomatoes, melt-in-your-mouth bocconcini cheese and slivers of chopped sweet basil.
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cups pearl (bite-sized balls) bocconcini cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 small garlic clove, minced
11/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
11/2 cups orzo
2 tbsp olive oil
1) In a medium bowl, gently stir together tomatoes, bocconcini, olive oil, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour, allowing flavors to blend.
2) For the orzo, in a medium pot, bring water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender. Drain well and place in a large bowl, allowing to cool for 20 minutes.
3) Add remaining 2 tbsp olive oil and tomato mixture to orzo, tossing to coat.
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