Cherry Basil Orzo Pasta


Total Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Prep: 8 to 10 minutes
Cook: 8 to 10 minutes
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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  • 1 cup frozen Montmorency tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup dried dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound orzo pasta
  • 4 ounces feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chiffonade
  • Salt to taste


Mix together Montmorency tart cherries, dates and garlic in a small sauce pan on low; heat until dates are rehydrated.

Meanwhile, boil orzo pasta in salted water for 8 to 10 minutes.

Drain pasta, stir in tart cherry mixture and feta cheese.

Season with salt and garnish with fresh basil.