One of our favorite pasta salads is this light Mediterranean version. The feta cheese gives it that tangy burst of flavor when it's combined with the vinaigrette. The cucumber lightens the load while the pepperoncini ads a dose of slight spiciness and sweetness. It's the perfect salad to pack in to a mason jar and take on a picnic, or you can prepare a larger amount for a summer cookout.
Simple combination salads are perfect for summer picnics. They are easily pre-made and transportable in mason jars and can be shared or enjoyed individually. The key to creating these salads is using fresh, in-season, summer ingredients, tossed lightly with a simple oil, vinegar, and herb dressing.