Citrusy Orzo + Tomatoes

Great for lunch. Great for dinners. Great as leftovers. 


8 ounces orzo pasta (1/2 of a standard one-pound box)

1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil

1-2 teaspoons chopped chives

Dash of salt + pepper


  1. Cook orzo in a pot of boiling, salted water according to package directions.
  2. Once you’ve strained the cooked orzo, run cool water over the pasta in the strainer, in order to cool the pasta.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cooked orzo, cherry tomatoes, lemon juice, olive oil, chopped chives, salt and pepper. Gently mix until well-combined.

Looking to add even more flavor? Add in 1/4 of grated Parmesan cheese or 1/2 cup of fresh, crumbled Feta cheese. Delish!

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