October 20, 2022 2 min read


It's crisp, light, and flavorful. This quick pasta salad is ideal as a side dish or light meal that takes just a few minutes to prepare.  It's so adaptable that you may personalize it to your desire!


    • 1 zucchini cut in half moons
    • 1/2 bell pepper diced
    • 2 cloves garlic minced
    • 1 tsp olive oil
    • 1 cup kale diced
    • 2 tbsp basil chopped
    • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
    • 2 cups cherry tomatoes chopped
    • 16 oz orzo
    • 2 peaches sliced
    • 1/2 bunch basil
    • 3 tbsp olive oil
    • 3 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
    • pinch salt
    • pinch pepper
  1. In a sauté pan over medium heat, cook zucchini, garlic and peppers for 10 mins until fork tender then let cool.
  2. Cook the orzo according to the box, rinse with cool water and drain well.
  3. In a large bowl add kale, herbs, tomatoes, peaches, orzo and cooked zucchini and peppers.
  4. Make dressing in a blender by combining basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Puree until smooth.
  5. Pour dressing over salad and mix thoroughly. Garnish with extra basil if desired.


Sara Tercero | @betterfoodguru  www.betterfoodguru.com

Sara Tercero is the Chef behind the popular blog and Instagram BetterFoodGuru and the Author of 30 Days to a Plant-based Diet: A Cookbook and Meal Plan for Beginners. She shares easy, healthy, and tasty recipes inspired by global flavors that will make you want to eat your vegetables. Her specialties are vegan Indian inspired dishes, Rainbow Salads and Mediterranean and Mexican Inspired cuisines. It is Sara’s mission to prove that plants are delicious and help others cook and eat their way to health and happiness.