Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 14 mins

This recipe appeared in our local paper. It seems a little different from the usual pasta salads. You can also add 3 or 4 grilled chopped chicken breasts to the salad for a main dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bowtie pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water according to package directions. The last 3 to 5 minutes of cooking time, add the green beans. Drain in colander.
  2. In large bowl combine pasta, green beans, tomatoes and chopped parsley and/or herbs. Fold in a few turns of olive oil. (Add more to taste.) Sprinkle in the Hidden Valley Ranch packet and sunflower seeds. Serve or refrigerate for later.