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Bow-Tie Pasta Salad

This refreshing pasta salad is perfect to enjoy during the summer. You can add whatever vegetables you like! Very versatile and keeps well.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time14 mins
3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 29 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: pasta salad
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 3 cups bow-tie pasta uncooked
  • 3 eggs boiled, peeled and chopped
  • 1 (10 ouncbox cherry tomatoes or about 20 tomatoes sliced in half
  • 4 or 5 radishes sliced
  • 1 small cucumber peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 small green pepper chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheese I use cheddar, can use what you like
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen sweet peas uncooked (can cook if you want)
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil or 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip


  • Cook pasta according to package directions to al dente and drain well. Combine pasta, eggs, cherry tomatoes, radishes, cucumber, green onions, green pepper, cheese and peas. Toss well with spoon. Sprinkle on celery seeds, salt, basil, sugar and vinegar. Add mayonnaise and mix all ingredients well with spoon. Refrigerate at least 3 or 4 hours to let flavors marry. Makes 8 to 10 servings. This keeps well in the refrigerator and recipe could be cut in half.