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Orzo Salad With Tomatoes And Pine Nuts

Orzo Salad With Tomatoes And Pine Nuts


  • 1 pound orzo
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • 1/2 medium english cucumber, seeded and cut into small dice (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh italian parsley
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped (white and light green parts only)
  • 2 tablespoons tightly packed, finely grated lemon zest (from about 3 medium lemons)
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus more as needed
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper