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Basil Bow-Tie Pasta

Summer salads are my favorite way to take the stress out of cooking, especially when the weather gets warmer.


In season herbs jazz up any salad including my basil bow-tie pasta salad.

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How to make Basil Bow-Tie Pasta

What you are creating:

A super easy pasta that doubles as a salad or a hot main dish.


  • 2-4 grilled chicken breasts

  • 1 package Bow-Tie pasta

  • Fresh basil

  • 1/2 to 1 cup Parmesan cheese

  • Regular or light Caesar dressing


  1. Bring 4 - 6 quarts of water to a rolling boil, add salt to taste.

  2. Add bow-tie pasta to boiling water. Stir gently.

  3. Return to boil. For al dente pasta, boil uncovered for 11 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat and drain.

  5. Allow pasta to cool.

  6. Toss with fresh basil, Parmesan cheese and grilled chicken pieces.

  7. Add cherry tomatoes and lettuce.

  8. Toss with Caesar dressing.​


Makes approximately 4-6 servings.


  1. You can also serve hot as a main dish:

  2. Cook pasta as directed above. Remove from heat and drain.

  3. Toss with fresh basil, Parmesan cheese and Caesar dressing.

  4. Cut the grilled chicken into bite sized pieces and toss with pasta.

  5. Serve immediately.

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