Orzo with Cherry Tomatoes, Olives and Goat Cheese

Orzo is a rice-shaped pasta that cooks in about 8 minutes and makes for a quick, easy meal. It suits a tomato and cheese-based sauce.

1. Combine the tomatoes, onion, olives, Parmesan, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, chili sauce, goat cheese and anchovies in a large bowl.

2. In a medium pot of boiling water, cook the orzo for 8 minutes or until just tender. Drain well and add to the tomato mixture. Toss well and garnish with fresh basil. Serve warm.Step 1 Goes here.

•1 cup grape tomatoes, cut into quarters
•1/3 cup finely chopped sweet yellow onion
•1/3 cup sliced black olives
•3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
•2 Tbsp olive oil
•1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
•1 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic
•1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
•1/2 tsp hot chili sauce (or finely chopped jalapeño pepper)
•1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese (about 2 oz)
•2 anchovy fillets, diced
•1 1/3 cups orzo
•1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Calories 366
Protein 14 g
Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 4.4 g
Carbohydrates 47 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Sodium 341 mg
Fiber 3 g

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes

Make Ahead: Combine all the ingredients except for the orzo and basil early in the day Cook orzo just before serving, add to the sauce and garnish with basil.

Serves 4

Nutrition Watch: A 1/2 cup of plain, cooked orzo delivers 210 calories, 1 gram of fat, 41 g of carbohydrates and 7 g of protein.