Greek Pasta Salad

Do you guys have any foods that you only crave at certain times?  I remarked to a friend once that I look forward to summer because that's when everyone makes pasta salad.  He replied that he wasn't aware that pasta salad was seasonal, but for me it definitely is!  It's just too hot outside to eat hot pasta, but I'm always craving pasta of some kind it seems, so pasta salad is the solution.  I whipped up a super savory version this last week, and it was just too easy and delicious not to share, so here's a quick recipe for ya'll.

Greek Pasta Salad (serves 6)

1/2 - 16 oz. box Tri-Color Rotini Pasta
             (You can swap Dreamfield's Penne pasta for a THM version)
1 - Lg. Tomato, diced
1 - Lg. Cucumber, diced
1/2 - 9.5 oz. jar kalamata olives, drained
1 - 7.5 oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1 - 7.5 oz. container of crumbled Feta cheese
1/2 - 16 oz. bottle of Kraft Greek Vinaigrette 
             (THIS is a great from-scratch THM dressing recipe too!)

1. Cook pasta per directions on the box.
2. Toss all remaining ingredients together.
3. Drain and rinse pasta in cold water, mix into remaining ingredients.
4. Refrigerate for 2 hours, serve, and enjoy!

You can serve this yummy-ness as a side to any desired meal.  I've also mixed a can of tuna into a serving for protein, and eaten it on it's own!

Now, if only the never-ending mountain of laundry was this quick and easy!

Are there any foods you MUST have when summer comes around?  I love getting new recipe ideas, so feel free to share them in the comments!

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