sampler pack and we all LOVED it. We also had Pops' homemade deer sausage, a variety of cheese and crackers.
My Aunt Donna brought this really fresh and tasty salad as well. It is a bright and fun take on a pasta salad without all the mayo you think of and with a different shape of pasta than you are used to in a salad. Jax loved the addition of the grapes, of course! This salad is definitely worth a try at your next potluck, or it would be a great side with a grilled chicken breast. It can be served warm, room temperature or cold. We had it cold which was especially nice on a warm evening.
Mediterranean Orzo Salad
2 cups (measured uncooked) orzo
6 T extra-virgin olive oil
6 T lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground pepper
4 cups seedless grapes, halved
2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
4 T red onion, finely chopped
- Cook orzo according to package directions.
- In a large bowl, stir together oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir in grapes, feta, mint, onion and orzo. Toss to combine.
- You can serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Some other fun salad ideas: