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bow tie farfalle pasta salad with vegetables with Italian dressing in a bowl

Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

This Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing is served cold and is a light side dish perfect for summer. Drizzle it in our homemade dressing made with olive oil and vinegar.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword bow tie pasta salad, bow tie pasta salad with Italian dressing, farfalle pasta salad, pasta salad with feta
Prep Time 20 minutes
chill 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 244kcal



  • 12 oz farfalle pasta
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach or mixed greens
  • 1 cup chopped cucumbers
  • 1 cup cooked or steamed peas
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes Sliced in half. You can use any tomatoes.
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions I used red onions.
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives

Optional Homemade Italian Dressing (You can use 1/2 to 3/4 cup of your favorite Italian dressing)


  • Cook the farfalle in accordance with the package instructions.
  • Rinse the farfalle in cold water and pat dry.
  • Add the farfalle to your serving dish along with the remaining ingredients including the Italian dressing. Taste repeatedly and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  • Chill for a minimum of 1 hour. 2-3 hours is optimal.

Homemade Italian Dressing

  • Combine the ingredients in bowl or measuring cup.
  • Taste repeatedly and adjust the spices to suit your taste if necessary.


  • I tested the homemade Italian dressing using both red and white vinegar. I noticed a subtle difference, but it wasn't too major. The red wine vinegar had a little more of a bite to it. You can like likely reduce it some with more lemon juice or sweetener/sugar. Overall, I felt like white vinegar works best and you are more likely to have it on hand using it for other things.
  • Adjust the sugar or sweetener to taste or omit it if you wish. It helps balance out the tanginess from the vinegar.
  • Feel free to substitute any of the veggies, pasta, or ingredients used in this recipe. Use your favorite foods.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g