Tomato Orzo Feta Salad | Labor Day Cookout #SundaySupper

Labor Day Cookout MenuFor years, when I thought of having a Labor Day Cookout, my cookout recipes always included  hamburger and hot dogs.  These days, my cookout recipes,  consist of  Pork Chops, Salmon, Tomato Orzo Feta Salad and a fun drink.  By changing up my menu, I have actually simplified the time I spend prepping, setting up and cleaning up and I  save money.  Here’s the best part, everyone is  always so impressed that I don’t serve them the same old, same old.

This year, my cookout recipes will consist of Lemon Sage Pork Chops, Tomato Orzo Feta Salad and we may even throw in a Honey Orange Bourbon Cocktail.  I adore orzo pasta and this recipe is truly a favorite in our home.  And at our house, a party wouldn’t be a party without a platter of  Tomato Mozzarella Appetizer.  How about you, what’s your favorite Labor Day Cookout recipes?  Do you go traditional or mix it up?  Would you try Tomato Orzo Feta Salad or do you always stick to a traditional Potato Salad or Greek Yogurt Potato Salad?

Tomato Orzo Feta Salad | Labor Day Cookout #SundaySupper
This recipe if perfect for a Labor Day Cookout or any cookout at all.
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 8
  • 16 ounce package of Orzo Pasta
  • 6 vine ripe Tomatoes chopped
  • ½ Red Onion diced thin
  • ⅓ cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup of Balsamic Vinegar
  • ½ cup crumbled Feta Cheese
  • Sea Salt to taste
  1. Cook the orzo pasta, drain and let cool
  2. Mix the chopped tomatoes and diced onions with the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sea salt to taste
  3. Plate the orzo pasta and top with the tomato mixture
  4. Top with the crumbled feta cheese over the orzo pasta and tomatoes

Join us this week around the family table for our Labor Day Cookout #SundaySupper and we will share with you our favorite cookout recipes .  We hope to inspire you with these fabulous recipes from our talented contributors.  We will be sharing them all day long and would love for you to share your favorite cookout recipes during our #SundaySupper live chat at 7pm ET.

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  1. says

    What a fabulous salad…I adore orzo, too! I love to shake up my holiday menus…and I may be copying your ideas…those chops sound amazing, too. Happy #SundaySupper!

  2. says

    I have a box of orzo that I picked up that I still haven’t known what to make with it. This sounds perfect and I agree with you about doing something different. While I love the old standby’s of hamburgers, etc, I’ve been craving something different for our grilling.

  3. says

    Only just started using orzo and this looks delish & simple ! Love the flavors. Will make this ! Lovely picture.Always wondered if that is your deck in the background or a background ?

  4. says

    I love pasta salads with balsamic vinegar I will have to give this a try at my next BBQ. Thanks for sharing and for hosting such a fabulous #SundaySupper. I have so many more ideas for BBQ’s now I just have to hope we have enough sunny days to actually have more BBQ’s.

  5. says

    This side dish sounds amazing. I adore orzo too. I have to start eating healthier and this sounds like the perfect dish to start. BTW your photos look great!

  6. says

    Love a simple salad with great flavors! I bet it tastes awesome the next day…if there are any leftovers!

    The sound of a honey orange bourbon cocktail sounds pretty refreshing and fun! Hope you had a great Labor Day cookout!

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