Food Fashion and Flow: Robust Pasta Salad   

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Robust Pasta Salad




This is the time of year for delicious and colorful salads.  This flavorful salad is full of fresh herbs and vegetables with a robust Italian vinaigrette base and the perfect hint of pesto for another level of flavor. This is perfect as a vegetarian meal on its own, or paired with your favorite sandwich or main dish. 


The perfect salad to welcome spring! 


A glass of wine and some crusty bread...perfect costars for this delicious salad:-)


 Ingredients

1 16 ounce package bow tie pasta (farfalle)
1 1/2 cup chopped Roma Tomatoes
1 Green Bell Pepper Chopped
1/2 Red Bell Pepper Chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 10 ounce can black olives drained
1/4 cup chopped Red Onion
2 Tablespoons Basil paste (or Pesto Seasoning)
1 bottle of your favorite Italian Dressing
1 tablespoon of parsley flakes 
1/4 cup fresh Parmesan Cheese 

Directions

Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook for 8-10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

In a large bowl, toss pasta with dressing and parsley flakes, cheese and herbs, add basil paste and the peppers, onion and tomato. Serve Chilled.
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43 comments:

Katia said...

mmm looks so yummy!!

Meg {henninglove} said...

wow this salad looks so good and i am not even really a fan of pasta salad!!

Dora said...

I love pasta so I'm definitely giving this a go :)

Viv said...

mmm looks super good! i'll have to try this one out!


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Izumi said...

Look so delicious!

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~Jeimy~ said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm yummy !!!

Sarah Mendelsohn said...

mmm this pasta salad looks delicious, thanks for sharing! :) xx

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LA Lynn's said...

Wow... U SHOULD have warned me that this POST would leave me feeling HUNGRY! lol

IT LOOKS DELISH!!!! Thanks for sharing...

Fashion Lookbook said...

Yum.

eDina said...

mm no meal..love it!

xo eDina
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Jayme and Mendi said...

So good and easy! That's my kind of cooking! :-)

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Carsedra said...

This looks soooooo yummy and I'm sure it's good and refreshing on a hot spring/summer day!!!


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Oh to Be a Muse said...

I love pasta and I used to really enjoy pasta salad, but I haven't had any good ones recently. This, however, looks pretty yummy!

Sootjeelina said...

This looks delicious! Great job

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

The Marcy Stop said...

looks so delish. the perfect Spring dish!
xL

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Kiah Torres said...

I love these sort of dishes in the warmer months. I will have to try this it looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing! Kiah

kuti said...

uhmmmmm its seem yummy, you make me hungry in the middle at night.. waow.. its only take 8-10 minutes?? coool.. need to try it.. btw, thx for visiting and left a lovely comment on my blog.. ^_^

kuti
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Floortje said...

Looks yum!
I really like your blog dear!
Keep posting and go for it :)

XO

xoxo Kellz* said...

heaven on a plate goshhhhhhhhhh

Val said...

A perfect summer pasta and thank you so much for the award. You made my day!!!

Mary said...

This really sounds delicious. It also has great eye appeal. This is the kind of dish that my family will devour. Your recipe will soon be moving from your kitchen to mine. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Piksty said...

That looks so good...I deff wanna try it.

Piksty :-)

The Duo Dishes said...

These fast salads are so perfect for the summer. And if you don't want to deal with eating out for lunch the next day, it travels so easily. Good one!

sammieisme said...

This looks so delicious! *drools*

Hanna said...

YUM! oh my gosh I'm suddenly hungry! extremely so :D

xx, Hanna
http://whoishanna.blogspot.com

kirstyb said...

yummy pasta

Jackie said...

This looks Yummy! and I am into making anything quick and easy!
Awesome!!
Jackie ;)

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

You've shared fabulous quick and easy recipes. Great for those who want to eat well but refuse to live in the kitchen. Can't wait to try this when the weather isn't so cold.

A "cheery" disposition said...

seriously might be making this for dinner this week!

Tiffany said...

Oh this looks super yum and healthy!
p.s. thanks for the lovely comment!

Tanii said...

looks so delicous, yummy...:)

Ç. said...

yummiee it looks very delicious:)

Laura Burtis said...

OMG!! That looks freaking delish!! I'm definitely going to have to try it ASAP!!

Joana said...

I have such a hard time calling this a salad because I've grown un eating lettuce, tomato, greens, etc. I only found out you could put pasta in salad when I was older, mainly through american shows or food channels. I still find it hard to call a pasta dish any kind of salad as it is majorly constituted by carbs, but this looks like a wonderful dish despite its designation!

- Joana

Sam said...

Hi dear, thanks so much for sharing this scrumptious recipe, I am a pasta fanatic.

les jolies said...

Love pasta.

From Paris with love!
Kristina.

Fashion-Bridge said...

Mmm, it looks absolutely yammy!nym,nym:)
This post made me a bit hungry! Now I know what I'm cooking for dinner tonight!

Following your beautiful blog dear!

Xx

Alexandra

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Universo de um Closet said...

Mmmm, looks delicious! xoxo
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@JiseleCordeiro

Arden said...

Yum, I always love a pasta salad! xx

yiqin; said...

i want!!

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

My goodness this looks so delicious and definitely making it this weekend.


<3 Marina
Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

Sienna said...

yum! this looks delicious

Caro * said...

So delicious ;)

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