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Basil Bow-tie Pasta Salad

20 mins

4-6 servings

What you are creating

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.


  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 too cool.

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

  7. Add cherry tomatoes and lettuce.

  8. Toss with Caesar dressing.​


  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.

  • 2-4 grilled chicken breasts

  • 1 package Bow-Tie pasta

  • Fresh basil

  • 1/2 to 1 cup Parmesan cheese

  • Regular or light Caesar dressing

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A note about ingredients used in our recipes:

When creating our recipes we use the following unless otherwise noted in the recipe:

  • Eggs = Large Eggs

  • All Purpose Flour = Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour or Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour Organic

  • Bread Flour = Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour or Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour Organic

  • Whole Wheat Flour = 100% Whole Grain King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour

  • Pastry Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White Fine Pastry Flour 

  • Almond Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour 

  • Tapioca Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour (Tapioca Starch)

  • Sour Cream = Full Fat Sour Cream

  • Yogurt = Full Fat Yogurt

  • Milk = As indicated or if Milk is just listed you may use 1%, 2% or Whole Milk

  • Butter = Unsalted Sweet Cream butter unless otherwise noted

  • Oil = Either Olive oil or Vegetable oil unless otherwise noted


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