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5 from 4 votes

Bow Tie Pasta Salad

This Bow Tie Pasta Salad is quick, easy and perfect for summer. Pasta salads are essential to every summer BBQ, cookout, picnic or party. Don't leave home without this one!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bow tie pasta salad, pasta salad
Servings: 12
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Kim Beaulieu


  • 1 lb bow tie pasta (farfalle)
  • 16 oz Zesty Italian Salad Dressing
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper


  • Fill a large pot with water. Bring to a boil. Salt the water generously. Add bow tie pasta to pot. Cook bow noodles according to the package directions. Drain but do not rinse. Set aside.
  • Cut up your veggies. Set aside. 
  • In a large bowl, mix your cooked pasta, veggies, Italian dressing, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Mix well.
  • Cover and store in fridge if not serving immediately. 
  • Serve room temperature or cold. 


Nutritional information is a rough estimate. Results can vary depending on ingredients and products. 
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Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 494mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2630IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.6mg