This salad is perfect for summer and really doesn't require any recipe at all. Use what you have and what you love in a salad. This can easily be doubled to serve more or scaled down for a personal serving. The combination of zingy, vinegar-soaked olives, salty, creamy feta, crisp cucumbers and peppers, juicy and sweet tomatoes, it's fantastic.
Greek Pasta Salad
8 ounces rotini pasta, cooked al dente, rinsed and cooled before adding to salad
1 cucumber, quartered lengthwise, peel and scrape away seeds (no need to peel your garden burpees)
4 ounces (half pkg) kalamata olives, quartered
4 ounces (half pkg) feta cheese, cubed
1/2 green or red pepper, chopped
1/3 cup red onion, chopped
12 cherry tomatoes, halved (or whatever tomato you have on hand)
7-10 ounces (half bottle or so) Italian dressing
freshly cracked pepper to taste
Gently mix. Keeps refrigerated for several days.
...my new favorite dressing for this salad...