I came up with this as I was trying to use things I had on hand. I have fresh dill growing on my deck, which was the chief inspiration for this upscale version of chicken salad. (I had some for dinner–delicious!)

I came up with this as I was trying to use things I had on hand. I have fresh dill growing on my deck, which was the chief inspiration for this upscale version of chicken salad. (I had some for dinner–delicious!)

Taste the earthy flavors of the Mediterranean in every bite of this colorful summer salad. Tangy feta cheese, fresh mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and olives are tossed with spicy pepperoni and macaroni in an herb-infused vinaigrette.

Taste the earthy flavors of the Mediterranean in every bite of this colorful summer salad. Tangy feta cheese, fresh mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and olives are tossed with spicy pepperoni and macaroni in an herb-infused vinaigrette.

Great-Grandma Maida Dixon made this salad for family gatherings. I think of her every time I make. It’s sooo good. It needs to be placed in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to meld. It really is worth the wait.

Great-Grandma Maida Dixon made this salad for family gatherings. I think of her every time I make. It’s sooo good. It needs to be placed in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to meld. It really is worth the wait.