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Al's Orzo Pasta Salad

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Al Roker's orzo pasta salad
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups dry orzo
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 cup ricotta salata, crumbled
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chef notes

    With no mayo, this simple, healthy orzo pasta salad is perfect for eating at room temperature and to take with you to picnics or on road trips. 

    Preparation

    Cook orzo according to package instructions. Drain pasta and toss with olive oil, cucumber, tomatoes, lemon zest and juice, mint and ricotta. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately at room temperature or refrigerate and serve cold.