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With warmer weather, we thought we’d share an easy Pasta salad that can serve as a main dish as well!  Grab a bowl, brush off the patio furniture, and enjoy a little spring picnic!

Ingredients

  • 1package (16 ounces) frozen cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1/2cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1cup cucumber chopped
  • 1cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3/4cup kalamata olives halved or sliced
  • 1cup feta cheese
  • Optional: fresh parsley

Dressing

  • 1lemon
  • 1/4cup +2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 & 1/2teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1teaspoon white sugar
  • 2teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2cup olive oil
  • Fresh cracked pepper to taste

 

Instructions

  1. Prepare the tortellini according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the veggies: thinly slice the red onion, chop the cucumber (peel if desired, I like to leave the skin on), halve the cherry tomatoes, halve or slice the olives, crumble or cut the feta cheese into chunks.
  3. Toss together the completely cooled tortellini with all the veggies and add in some chopped fresh parsley if desired (I add in like 3-4 tablespoons).
  4. Prepare the dressing by combining all of the ingredients in a sealable jar. For the lemon, zest it to get about 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest and then juice it to get 2 teaspoons lemon juice. Shake all of the ingredients together until well combined.
  5. Toss the chilled salad with the dressing, some fresh cracked pepper, and a pinch of salt if needed. Chill covered for at least one hour (best at 2-3 hours). Toss again and enjoy!