When I was at my cousin's engagement party a couple of weeks ago, she served a wonderful pasta salad that I knew I had to duplicate as soon as possible.
Well, today's the day. I'm going to a get-together this evening, so I took advantage of the opportunity to try my hand at replicating the deliciousness. Here's the recipe, created by my cousin and her daughters:
Country French Pasta Salad
1 lb. (dry weight) mini penne pasta, cooked, drained and rinsed with cold water
1 cup Penzey's Country French Vinaigrette dressing, prepared according to package directions
1 pint grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, seeded and sliced in halves or quarters
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced in halves
6 oz. crumbled feta cheese
Chopped fresh basil leaves, to taste
Combine all ingredients and chill for several hours or overnight to blend flavors.