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Bow-Tie Pasta Salad

A yummy delicious bow-tie pasta recipe to bring as your side dish to the next party or gathering you are attending.

There is nothing more satisfying than the taste of pasta… Y’all feel me? And how adorable is bow-tie pasta? I mean, look at how appetizing they look once they’re cooked! I once learned that the presentation of your food can have an effect on how well you enjoy the meal. Our brain is one amazing thing!

But, seriously… who doesn’t love PASTA? As adults, we are never too old for the fun shapes and sizes in our food, are we?

Pasta has always been a weakness of mine, and I love a yummy filling salad, as a side dish with a BBQ any day over the potato. Meaning, I’d definitely take bow-tie pasta salad over potato salad, any day. Speaking of pasta check out this quick and easy spaghetti sauce recipe.

I combined a few different flavours in this recipe to give it a little burst to the taste buds, and of course some different colours, and textures. This recipe also lasted for about a week in my fridge, which made for easy lunches, or a side with some protein.

Yield: 8

Bow-Tie Pasta Salad

Bow-Tie Pasta Salad

A tasty, filling pasta salad to bring to your next gathering as a side dish

Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 pkg of bow-tie pasta noodles, cooked al dente.
  • 1 (384 ml) can of sliced black olives, drained.
  • 1/3 of a cup of extra virgin olive oil.
  • 1 medium-sized red bell pepper, diced.
  • 1/2 of a cup of chopped red or green onion.
  • 1/2 of a cup of cubed cheddar cheese or feta cheese.
  • 3/4 - 1 cup of sliced cherry tomato.
  • 1 heaping tbsp of Mrs. Dash herb and garlic seasoning (you can add an extra 1/2 tbsp for extra flavor).
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste.


  1. Prepare pot to cook noodles according to directions on packaging (I prefer al dente).
  2. While pasta cooks, prepare all remaining ingredients and add to a small mixing bowl.
  3. Once pasta is cooked, drain off the water and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process, continue to rinse with water to cool pasta.
  4. Once the pasta has cooled down, add to a large serving or mixing bowl.
  5. Add ingredients from small mixing bowl to the large bowl that contains the pasta and mix everything together until combined.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

this is just an estimate

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