This orzo salad with pesto is so easy to make in only about 20 minutes! It's filled to the brim with fresh flavors from tomatoes, cucumbers, and torn basil. A hint of lemon brightens the pesto flavor and brings a summery note to this delicious pasta salad.
If you don't have an English cucumber, you can substitute a regular cucumber that has been peeled. If the seeds are particularly large, you can scoop them out before cubing.
Due to the fresh basil, the orzo salad will taste best when served the same day or the next day. If you want to make the salad earlier, you can choose to add the fresh basil right before serving. The orzo salad will keep for a total of 3 - 4 days. (Store the orzo salad in a covered container in the fridge.)
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