Greek Pasta Salad

Pasta salad just sounds so good sometimes when it’s so hot that you don’t want to cook dinner. Today was one of those days. It’s actually not that hot, but it was 3:00 and I just wanted dinner to be done. I love dinners that can be done WAY before dinner time. Especially on days where the kids are especially annoying:)

This dish is so fast and beyond delicious.

Ingredients :
  • 20 oz. tortellini (I use Buitoni)
  • 1 15oz can medium olives, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 4 oz. feta cheese
  • 3-4oz pepperoni, sliced

Method :
  • Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water until cool. Mix with olives, onion, cucumber, tomato, feta cheese and pepperoni. Top with dressing (recipe to follow.)
Greek Dressing :
  • 1/3 cup plus 1T olive oil
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 1 t dried basil
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 3/4 t onion powder
  • 3/4 t spicy brown mustard
  • 2 t sugar
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar

Combine all ingredients into a jar or a container with a lid and shake. Pour over your favorite salad.