Monday, July 23, 2012

Pasta and sun dried tomato salad

This salad recipe also comes from taste of home and it is very tasty!

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

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.
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.
Add Parmesan cheese and basil; toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with toppings if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

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