Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives

Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives

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"A favorite side dish for Italian meals that is hearty enough to stand alone as a vegetarian main dish. Can be served warm or chilled for later."
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25 m servings 828 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 828 kcal
  • 41%
  • Fat:
  • 51.1 g
  • 79%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.2g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 30.4 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 1618 mg
  • 65%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.
  2. Mix orzo pasta, tomatoes, and olives together in a large bowl. Pour pesto over pasta mixture and stir to coat. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the pasta mixture; stir. Drizzle olive oil over the salad and stir to achieve your preferred moisture level.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Plum tomatoes can be used in place of sundried tomatoes.
  • Use any black olives you wish in place of Kalamatas.


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Delicious! I made this to serve cold for lunch today, and it really hit the spot. I used homemade pesto and black olives in place of the kalamata b/c I didn't have any. Full of flavor! This woul...

This was excellent. Unfortunately I didn't notice that it only made two servings. I will make it again soon and double the recipe.

This was a huge hit at a friend's barbecue. Made it with homemade pesto, black olives, and romano instead of parmesan. Everyone loved it. We will definitely be making this again. This would also...

This was great! Super easy and delicious! Definitely a keeper

Great combination of flavors, simple and quick, too! Hot or cold, this is a hit for a crowd.

Took this as a side dish for brats at a barbecue and it was a hit. I doubled the recipe. Hostess kept some of the leftovers, so I know she liked it too. Delicious!

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