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Heirloom Tomato, Kale & Orzo Salad

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. (1-1/4 c.) Orzo pasta
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1-1/4 lb. mixed heirloom tomatoes chopped
  • 4 oz. (6 c.) baby kale
  • 1/2 c. red onion diced
  • 2-1/2 T. lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 c. fresh basil leaves lightly packed and torn

Instructions

  • Cook Orzo pasta according to package, drain. Cool under cold running water and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Stir in 1 T. oil, add tomatoes, kale and onion, toss.
  • Whisk together lemon juice, salt, pepper and remaining tablespoon oil and drizzle over salad.
  • Add basil and toss until combined.