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Sungold Tomato Salsa Cruda with Orzo

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup pasta mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese)
Sungold tomatoes are little orange-gold cherry tomatoes with a delicious sweet flavor. The salsa cruda, an uncooked sauce, would be a tasty and pretty addition to your next backyard barbecue.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • 4 cups Sungold tomatoes, halved (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shaved Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 161
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 4.9 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 2.3 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 6.4 g
  • carbohydrate 23.6 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 4.4 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 325 mg
  • calcium 81 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat. Rinse with cold water; drain well.

  2. Combine pasta, tomatoes, and next 8 ingredients (through garlic) in a bowl; toss to coat. Top with cheese.