Garlic, lemon juice and fresh basil give this orzo pasta salad its delicious pesto flavor. Add pine nuts and grated Parmesan, and you've got a winner!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1/2 cup KRAFT Mayo with Olive Oil Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil, chopped
1-1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. minced garlic
2 cups orzo pasta, cooked, drained
2 Tbsp. pine nuts, toasted
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
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Let's Make It
Mix mayonnaise, basil, lemon juice and garlic.
Add pasta and nuts; toss lightly.
Top with cheese.
How to Purchase Fresh Herbs
Look for bright-colored herbs without any sign of wilting or browning. Flowering herbs should not already have flowers on them. For best results, use fresh herbs as soon as possible after purchase.
How to Wash Fresh Herbs
Always wash fresh herbs before use. Rinse small bunches under cold running water and blot dry. When you need to clean a large amount of herbs, fill a large bowl or clean sink with cold water and swish the herbs around to remove any dirt. Remove the herbs from the water and dry in a salad spinner or gently blot dry.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 45g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
6 servings, 1/2 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.