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Bowtie Salad

Bowtie Salad

Don’t you just love bowtie pasta? The shape is so endearing!

Bowties are a great pasta to use in salads because they look fancy! I like to use mini bowties whenever I can.

What is fancier than ribbons? Take a listen to “Scarlet Ribbons (for Her Hair)” sung by Jo Stafford while eating your bowtie salad!

Bowtie Salad


  • 12-15 cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1½ cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup black olives. sliced
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup red pepper, diced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 pound (1 box) mini bowtie (farfalle) pasta
  • ¼ cup Kraft® Classic Caesar Dressing
  • ¼ cup Newman’s Own® Caesar Dressing (oil poured off)


  1. In a large bowl, put sliced tomatoes, fresh spinach, sliced black olives, chopped onion, diced red pepper, black pepper, basil, Parmesan cheese, and feta cheese.
  2. Cook pasta 1 minute shorter than cooking directions on box indicate. Drain. Run cold water over pasta to cool it.
  3. Add pasta to vegetables. Toss.
  4. In a small bowl, combine dressings. Drizzle over salad. Toss.

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About Jillaine: As a professional jazz singer who also studies law, savoring daily nosh with family refreshes me. You are invited to my table to try great food, hear tasty music, and join in upbeat conversation!

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