This recipe will only help those of you in California although the principle can be applied to anyone with a fresh deli case at their grocery store. Raley's/Bel Air has this great pasta salad in their fresh deli case called Club Med Pasta Salad. It is in essence, shell pasta, feta, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes and the BEST creamy pesto cold dressing. I don't like serving premade stuff to company - or my family for that matter. But with the littlest bit of help, this salad goes from ordinary to truly one of the greats. The following recipe serves 4 people as a side dish.
1 lb club med salad from Raley's/Bel Air
1 Diced Tomato
1 Can Regular Black olives (small) NOT KALAMATA
A few fresh basil leaves cut into ribbons (technical term is to chiffonade the basil but cut into ribbons is so much more me even though I love saying "chiffonade" pronounced "shif-oh-nod" in a snooty French accent)
A bit of ground pepper and a tiny bit of sea salt
Stir everything but basil to combine and present in a pretty white bowl with the ribbons of basil on the top.