I love this salad!!  It's so easy and always a hit!  Give it a try for your next potluck or get together.

  Orzo Pasta Salad 

What you'll need:

 1 lb. orzo (pasta shaped like rice) 

 2 small jars of marinated artichokes, drained 

1 jar of marinated sun dried tomatoes, drained and rinsed 

 2 big handfuls of pignoli (pine) nuts, toasted 

 A large handful of chopped basil 

 A couple handfuls of mini mozzarella balls (you could also use feta, or cubed mozzarella) 

 Salt and pepper 

 Champagne vinegar (if you can't find this, you can use white wine vinegar) 

 Olive oil 

What you'll do:

Cook the orzo according to the box instructions.  Drain and rinse the pasta in cold water to cool the pasta quickly.  Pour into a big bowl and add all the ingredients but the cheese.  Dress with the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.  Toss together and add the cheese and gently stir. (you can make this a day ahead too!)

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