Orzo salad with bocconcini cheese, pesto and garden veggies - Le Coup de Grâce

Orzo salad with bocconcini cheese, pesto and garden veggies

Preparation :40 min Cooking :5 min
Difficulty :easy
Servings :4 to 6

IT’S STILL SUMMER! It is then never too late to make this orzo salad with bocconcini cheese, pesto and garden veggies! A nice vege meal that is easy to do and pretty much impossible to mess up. If you can do a Kraft Dinner™, you can do this!


  • 2 cups orzo
  • Olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions, finely sliced
  • 1 pack ( 255g ) chery tomatoes, cut in half
  • 200g fresh bocconcini cheese ( 4 units ), diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley ( or more to taste ), finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basilic ( or more to taste ), finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley and basil pesto ( or more to taste )
  • Salt and ground pepper


  • Cook the orzo al dente as per instruction on the box. Throw in a strainer, rince with a lot of cold water then drain well. Pour in a big bowl and add a good drizzle of olive oil. Stir well
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, season with salt and pepper then stir well. Taste then rectify seasoning and olive oil if necessary. Please in fridge for 20 minutes before serving with a nice bread baguette and your favorite pâté!
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+- 15$ Château de la Ragotière Muscadet Sèvre Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie 2013

Who said that Muscadet was boring? With a fresh and summer meal like this one, there is nothing better that an elegant, crisp and mineral white. Here is a good example at a very good price…

+- 30$ Prà Monte Grande 2013

One of the best soave producer in north-east Italy, who produces wines that are at the same time fresh, elegant and rich. Simply delicious!

Gose, Les Trois Mousquetaires

This acidulous beer flavored with sea salt and coriander seeds will seduce you with its notes of wheat, citrus and coriander that will harmonize perfectly with the freshness of vegetables and pesto. Low in alcohol, it will be the ideal pairing of this salad as soon as the heat comes.

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