Bowtie Pasta Salad

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Ok another by special request — bowtie pasta salad.  I have to admit, I don’t eat pasta salad, ever.  The thought of cold pasta kind of freaks me out.  BUT the  idea of bowtie pasta for our kentucky derby party forced me to face my cold pasta fears for the sake of bowties.  That being said, if I was going to make bowtie pasta salad, I was going to make it with stuff I like.  Sorry peppers and olives you are not invited to this bowtie pasta party.  So you’ll have to forgive my lack of specific instructions here (I pretty much eye balled the whole thing) but I think you can get the general gist of it.


  • Cook your pasta as directed, drain and let cool
  • Make your dressing (I made a simple Pesto from Food Network)
  • Add your toppings!  I put in: mini mozzarella pearls, cherry tomatoes (chopped in half), & avocado
  • Toss and serve cold — (I actually mixed the pasta and half of the pesto dressing and let it sit overnight and then mixed the rest in the morning)

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