This lemon orzo pasta salad is just the thing for spring and summer! Loaded up with fresh basil, chopped sliced almonds, white beans, and lemon juice, this pasta salad makes a delicious side dish that will feed a crowd.
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Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad with Basil, Almonds, and White Beans

This lemon orzo pasta salad is just the thing for spring and summer! Loaded up with fresh basil, chopped sliced almonds, white beans, and lemon juice, this pasta salad makes a delicious side dish that will feed a crowd.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 250kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 16 oz orzo pasta
  • Juice of 3 lemons or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, chopped
  • 1 15-oz can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves, chopped (or more!)
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

Instructions

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.7g | Protein: 9.3g | Fat: 8.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 1.5g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.5mg