*Warning: This pasta is not for the weak of taste buds. Its a lot of powerful flavors per bite! For my son I usually put some cooked pasta aside and mix his with less olives, feta, and tomatoes to make it a little more kid-friendly.
4 cups spiral pasta, cooked according to package
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup black olives, thinly sliced
1/2 cup green onions, thinly slicked
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1) In a large bowl toss together the pasta, peppers, olives, green onions, tomatoes, pine nuts, and cheese.
2) In a seperate small bowl mix together the salt, pepper, garlic, vinegar, and lemon juice. While whisking the dressing slowly pour in a steady stream of the olive oil. Pour dressing over pasta and toss well.
*Recipe by Shelley Neese, vice president of The Jerusalem Connection. Click here for her articles and videos.