Bowtie Pasta Salad

by Cindy Yanasha Angulo in ,

Simple lunch recipe bursting with flavor!


Time: 30 mins + time for water to boil


  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup farfalle (bowtie) pasta (from a box, dried)
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumbers (peeled)
  • 1/4 cup asiago cheese cubes
  • 1/4 cup grape/cherry tomatoes (or as many as you like)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Bunch of fresh or dried basil leaves (if fresh, break them apart to smaller, bite-sized pieces)
  • Bunch of fresh cilantro leaves 
  • Salt/Pepper to taste


  1. Boil water with about 2 teaspoons of salt
  2. Add pasta and cook until al dente (not mushy but cooked through)
  3. While the pasta is cooking, mix all other ingredients together in a bowl (except the salt, pepper, and cilantro) - the olive oil will help incorporate everything. 
  4. Strain pasta and it to the bowl of mixed ingredients
  5. Sprinkle salt/pepper and fresh cilantro if desired.
  6. Enjoy!