Easy Caprese Orzo Pasta

This is a flavor-filled and simple orzo pasta that comes together in minutes and tastes like all things summer!

Orzo pasta salad with tomatoes in a white bowl.

Caprese Orzo Pasta Recipe

Caprese Orzo Pasta

Liz Quick
The perfect summer pasta that tastes delicious and comes together in minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
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Total Time 16 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 people
Calories 100 kcal


  • 1 medium pot


  • 1 box orzo pasta, 16 ounces cooked according to box
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella
  • 1 small handful of fresh basil


  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • In a mason jar, combine the dressing ingredients and shake well until combined.
  • In a large bowl, add your orzo pasta, tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella.
  • Pour the dressing over top and toss. Chill for 15 minutes. Enjoy.


This is a great salad to enjoy for a cookout or summer pot luck!
Keyword caprese flatbread, orzo pasta

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