A lovely light pasta salad adapted from the classic Italian favorite, Caprese Salad.
caprese orzo pasta salad recipe
8ozOrzo Pasta,1/2 of a box
1/4cupOlive Oil,extra virgin
1/2cupWhite Balsamic Vinegar(or regular if you don't have white)
18 ozContainer of Mozzarella Fresca Pearls(Perline or Perlini)
1CupGrape Tomatoes,measure first then cut tomatoes in half
8Fresh Basil Leaves,cut in thin ribbons (chiffonade)
Cook the orzo according to package directions (al dente). When cooked, drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Transfer to a large bowl.
While pasta is cooking, make the vinaigrette by adding the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, honey, salt, and pepper to a small bowl or cup and whisk together until well mixed. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.
Add tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella to the pasta, then pour the vinaigrette over and mix well.
Cover and chill for 1-2 hours, mixing occasionally.