Back when I was in AmeriCorps we had potlucks ALL THE TIME. People were pretty serious about them, too. Since then, I've learned that potlucks are not quite so frequent in your average office environment. However, we did have a potluck recently when our group of AmeriCorps members finished their one-year term. I made this almost-store-bought pasta salad after work the day before.
This is pretty much a combo of a few things I picked up at Trader Joe's, so I'll write it up as I made it. Obviously, this is not sponsored by Trader Joe's. I wish!!
Potluck-Ready Pasta Salad
1 bag vegetable radiatore pasta (the multi-colored spiral-y one)
1 container pre-cut Healthy 8 chopped vegetable mix (or do the chopping yourself: red and green cabbages, carrots, broccoli, jicama, bell peppers, radishes and celery)
1 container crumbled feta
1 small can sliced black olives
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 tsp lemon juice
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
1/3 cup olive oil
Combine the pasta, veggies, feta and olives in a large bowl. In a separate small bowl, mix together the vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, dill and olive oil. Pour over the pasta and mix well.