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Garden Bow Tie Salad Recipe
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Garden Bow Tie Salad Recipe

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Originally a vegetable dish, I added pasta to this salad for family gatherings and church potlucks. Try adding sliced mushrooms and diced tomatoes before serving. —Barbara Burks, Huntsville, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper
  • 1 medium green pepper
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 packages Italian salad dressing mix
  • 4-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 89 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 296 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Wash the first five ingredients but do not dry; chop and transfer to a large bowl. Add remaining vegetables. Sprinkle with dry dressing mix; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, 4-6 hours or overnight.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water. Add to vegetable mixture. In a small bowl, whisk remaining ingredients. Add to salad; toss to coat. Yield: 24 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Garden Bow Tie Salad in Taste of Home April/May 2013

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 89 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 296 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed May. 27, 2015

"This was very good. I used olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Did not use italian salad dressing mix."

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"Made for a birthday party. People liked it!"

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"Things to notice about his recipe...it is 24 servings and it requires many hours of refrigeration. The flavor of this salad was good. I wonder how each Italian dressing brand differs one to another. My two little boys even ate it without a protest. We left out the green bell pepper. My husband and I were wanting some fat in it though like some feta or cubed cheese or olives. I will probably make this again as it was one healthy side dish!"

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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

"The recipe sounds great...one question though and maybe I overlooked the answer. When do you add the other 3 vegetables? I have made pasta salads before, but the method is different."

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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

"Please make your recipes pinable!"

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