As an easy and elevated pasta salad side dish, orzo is a great alternative to traditional pasta. Acting as a blank canvas, orzo adapts easily to flavors, sauces and vinaigrettes. Brighten this dish with the addition of fresh herbs and add any other herbs you like besides thyme and tarragon such as a basil and parsley. You can make this herb vinaigrette and keep it in your fridge to drizzle over salads, add to marinades and grilled protein. Orzo pasta salad can be served warm or cold making it the perfect picnic side dish.
I really liked this but my husband took one bite and refused any more. I forgot, he does not care for tarragon. So if I made this again, I'd have to omit that. I did use basil-infused olive oil which was a nice finishing touch.