A light and tangy pasta salad featuring bowtie shapes. This salad is a summer staple and is sprinkled with feta, fresh basil and cherry tomatoes.
Bowtie Pasta SaladPasta Salad is a favorite side dish in our house. One of my favorite types of pasta to use in a salad are bowties! Bowtie pasta is one of the prettiest pasta styles and their size is perfect for a good bite. This Bowtie Pasta Salad pairs perfectly with our Honey BBQ Chicken or Honey Garlic Baked Salmon.
Our window box herb garden is flourishing and has several herbs that were ripe for the picking! Currently, we have several basil plants, spinach, and cilantro that have been enabling my family to eat fresh out of the soil herbs.
I have to admit, there really is nothing better than fresh herbs and veggies in a dish! The flavors are those of which you simply cannot mimic with store bought varieties.
Bowtie pasta has always been a variety that I have admired due to it’s adorable shape. I wanted a colorful and kid friendly salad that my picky eaters could enjoy. This Feta, Basil, Tomato and Bowtie Pasta Salad received 8 thumbs up so it was a big score for mom!
Next time, I have to make more because they all wanted seconds! I suggest doubling this recipe for parties and cookouts!
Fresh Basil and Feta Cheese Take this Bowtie Pasta to a New Level!
The fresh basil, and feta really make this pasta salad a winner in my book!
The sweet, and bold basil flavor paired with the saltiness of the feta cheese and garlicky oil are perfect for those who love flavors that pop!
Allow the flavors to meld in the fridge for 1-24 hours. It allows the bowtie pasta and veggies to absorb all the garlicky goodness the oil and vinegar produce.
What you need:
- Bowtie pasta- 12 ounces
- Feta cheese- 8 ounces
- Fresh garlic -2 cloves minced
- Olive oil- 1/2 cup
- Balsamic vinegar- 1/3 cup
- Cherry tomatoes- 1 package
- Basil-1/2 cup sliced
- salt, pepper- to taste
Be sure to print this recipe below! This pasta salad is perfect for summer BBQs, potlucks, or delicious side dishes! Perhaps, you will even have access to fresh tomatoes and basil which make all the difference.
If you like this recipe, you’ll also like our Greek Pasta Salad with Feta & Sausage and Bacon, Spinach Caramelized Onion Pasta recipes!
Feta, Basil, Tomato and Bowtie Pasta Salad Recipe
- 12 ounces Bowtie Pasta
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 8 ounces feta cheese
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
- 1/2 cup sliced Basil
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Boil bowtie pasta until al dente.
- Slice cherry tomatoes.
- Finely Mince garlic.
- Slice basil into strips.
- In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, minced garlic and spices.
- Add pasta, tomatoes, basil and feta to a large glass bowl.
- Pour dressing over the top and stir.
- Cover tightly and place it in the fridge for at least an hour to chill and marinate.
- Serve as a meal or side dish.