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Orzo With Pesto Recipe

Easy One Pot Orzo With Pesto Pasta Salad

  • Author: Gianna Ferrini
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes


This easy one pot orzo with pesto pasta salad recipe is a delicious and simple dish that is perfect for a quick flavorful meal. Try it today!


  • 1 lb orzo pasta
  • ½ cup roasted bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese pearls
  • ½ cup chopped asparagus, roasted
  • ½ cup artichoke hearts, chopped
  • ½ cup olives, chopped
  • ½ cup red onions, diced
  • ½ cup fresh or store-bought pesto sauce
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup crunchy roasted chickpeas (optional)


  1. Boil your orzo pasta in a pot of boiling water until al dente.
  2. While the orzo cooks, chop up all of your vegetables finely into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Drain your pasta water, and add all of the vegetables, seasonings, and pesto sauce right into the pan or in a separate large bowl.
  4. Stir to coat everything, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Serve as a cold pasta salad, top with extra pesto, and enjoy!!