And what is a picnic without pasta salad?
I like to make mine with fresh ingredients: tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and chopped oregano for just the right amount of spice. But to be honest, what makes this pasta salad stand out from others are a couple of other ingredients, kalamata olives and crumbled feta cheese.
It’s a pasta salad with a decidedly Greek sensibility, the strong flavors mixing with pasta to please everyone at your picnic or potluck and make you the star.
AMERICAN POTATO SALAD
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
3 pounds red potatoes (10 medium), scrubbed and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
3/4 cup mayonnaise