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Easy Italian Bow Tie Pasta Salad

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Italian


Welcome summer in style with my deliciously easy Italian Bow Tie Pasta Salad recipe. Featuring adorable noodles tossed with salty salami, a bevy of crunchy, colorful veggies, fresh balls of creamy mozzarella, and a bright homemade Italian dressing, this delightful dish is perfect as a standalone meal or as an accompaniment to all your BBQ favorites.



Pasta Salad

  • 8 oz dry pasta
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese pearls
  • 2 oz salami, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped English cucumber
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 7 oz jar roasted red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 red onion, diced


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Set aside.
  2. Next add the cooked pasta, mozzarella cheese, salami, cucumber, diced tomatoes, roasted red pepper, fresh basil, and red onion to a large mixing bowl.
  3. To a small bowl or jar add the olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, dried oregano, and dried basil. Whisk to combine.
  4. Pour the dressing over the pasta salad ingredients. Toss to combine thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Optional: Refrigerate the pasta salad for 30 minutes – 1 hour before serving.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

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