Orzo Pesto Pasta Salad

Make a flavorful salad using fresh summer vegetables and a quick pesto sauce. 

Ingredients:  -orzo -tomatoes -olives -cucumber -goat cheese -olive oil -garlic -lemon juice -basil -walnuts -roasted red peppers

Cook the orzo according to package instructions.  

Add the basil, olive oil, walnuts, lemon juice, garlic and Parmesan cheese to a food processor. 

Blend until the sauce is smooth. 

Add the pesto sauce to the orzo and stir to coat.  

Add the vegetables to the bowl of orzo. 

This flavorful dish is perfect as a side dish for a picnic or cookout. 

Or add grilled chicken to make it a complete meal. 

This summer salad will be a favorite way to use fresh vegetables. 

Looking for other great recipes?  Try these!