Thursday, September 24, 2015

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Meet my current obsession.  I've made it twice in just a few weeks (and I'm not someone who repeats a meal....almost EVER).  I love trying new things, so when I go right back to the same thing I just's time to put on the breaks.  This is the nod to the last of the summer vegetables....though Texas hasn't got with the fall weather program yet...the growing season is over....even if it's just because the vegetables were all scorched from the August sun.  Regardless, the great thing about this salad is you accidentally get a bunch of vegetables in every forkful....crazy!  So...if you are in need of vegetable downed in a tasty way or just another great summer (or winter) salad recipe, I give this an A++ from Just A Taste.  Just a note-the tortellini makes or break it.  Go with the fresh.
Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Ingredients for the Pasta:  1 lb tortellini, 1 red onion (thinly sliced), 1 pkg cherry tomatoes (halved), 1 cucumber (sliced thin), 4 oz feta cheese
Ingredients for the Dressing:  1/3 red wine vinegar, 2  lemon juice, 1 t sugar, 2 t oregano (dried), 1/2 t red pepper flakes, 1/2 c. olive oil, salt and pepper (to taste)
1.  Prepare tortellini according to package instructions.
2. Toss together the vegetables, feta and pasta.  
3.  Whisk together dressing ingredients and pour over pasta.  Toss.  Serve at room temperature or chill and serve.