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Homemade Caprese Orzo Pesto Salad

A quick and easy homemade pesto mixed with fun, rice-shaped orzo pasta, then finished with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and walnuts. Let's make this Caprese Orzo Pesto Salad recipe together!

Why You'll Love This  Orzo Salad with Pesto Recipe

01. Homemade basil pesto

02. Ready in just 40 minutes

03. Perfect for parties

04. Make-ahead friendly

Ingredient List

Orzo Pasta Cherry Tomatoes Mozzarella Cheese Basil Walnuts Parmesan Cheese Garlic Olive Oil Kosher Salt

Make the pesto


Cook the orzo pasta


Mix everything together


Make-Ahead Tip:

Make a double batch of basil pesto and store the extra in the freezer. This is a great way to use up fresh basil before it goes bad. Pesto is delicious on pasta, pizza, chicken, seafood, and more.

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