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Lemon Avocado Pasta Salad

Orzo pasta is tossed with fresh cherry tomatoes, creamy avocado, basil, olive oil, and fresh lemon juice to make a light, yet satisfying side dish for any meal
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 12 ounces orzo pasta
  • 1 large avocado
  • .25 ounce fresh basil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Half cherry tomatoes and add to a small bowl with white wine vinegar. Sprinkle with some salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Set aside to marinade.
  • Place a small pot of water on the stove to boil. Add a tablespoon of salt. Once boiling, add orzo and cook until al dente (should take between 6-8 minutes; check pacakge directions for exact time). Drain and rinse pasta. Add to a large bowl with olive oil. Toss to combine.
  • Dice avocado and add to orzo. Chop basil and add to orzo. Drain the tomatoes from the vinegar but do not rinse. Add to orzo. Finish off the pasta salad with a heavy squeeze of the lemon. Give salad a toss to combine all the ingredients. If you want more lemon flavor, juice the lemon all the way. Add salt and pepper to taste.