Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

An old work friend of mine used to make this pasta salad for parties, it is so good I just had to get the recipe out of her! You can use other shaped pasta but bowtie looks the best & holds the other ingredients well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the pasta until tender, drain& allow to cool.
  2. Slice the mozzeralla cheese, salami& sundried tomatoes into thin strips, about 1 1/2 inches long.
  3. Add to the cooled pasta.
  4. In a food processor blend all the dressing ingredients together.
  5. Pour the dressing over the pasta& toss to coat.
Most Helpful

this is a australian women's weekly recipe which i have been using for years and is known as "the best pasta salad". i agree that it is tasty and looks pretty with the bow ties. i think it's the pine nuts which set it apart from the rest.

whisks September 24, 2005

This is a new & unusual take on pasta salad. I used Feta instead of Mozarella - otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. Thanx *Marli*!

CountryLady July 27, 2003