Farfalle Pasta Salad Recipes

Despite their spiffy bow ties, these bow tie pasta salad recipes are informal enough for any occasion. Farfalle pasta holds its shape and dressing, and is a great choice for pasta salad.

Community Picks

Farfalle with Asparagus and Smoked Salmon

Rating: 4 stars 39
This is a light summer pasta salad that utilizes only a few ingredients, but is very tasty. I eat it year 'round because it's low fat and super tasty!
By Myra

Greek-alicious Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 43
I was craving carbs and a Greek salad one day and that led to this wonderful creation. Greek dressing is so underrated, but in this recipe it is the star! This is a nice, light salad that showcases chick peas, radishes, cucumbers and feta cheese.

BLT Bow Tie Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
A wonderful summer salad I always take to potlucks. The salad is a combination of bow tie pasta, fresh tomatoes, crumbled bacon, and bits of lettuce in a delicious ranch dressing. Never any leftovers!

Pool Party Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
This Pasta salad is a nutritious and light summer meal or side dish. My 4 yr old loves the veggies in this. I regularly use up grilled leftovers (chicken and veggies) in this salad.

Pasta Fredda

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
Cold or warm and simple pasta 'salad'. A recurrent dish in Italy during the warm/hot seasons. Best served with a light, dry white wine. Serve lukewarm or cold. The more it is allowed to sit, the more the flavors attach to the other ingredients.

Cold Southwestern Bow Tie Pasta

Rating: 4 stars 15
An easy pasta salad bursting with flavor. It is fantastic for your next potluck. But bring a lot, it goes fast!

Summer Pasta with Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, and Bacon

Rating: 4 stars 4
One of my favorite ways to use fresh basil and tomatoes! Please don't substitute dried basil, as it will not give the same flavor. Serve at room temperature for a summer pasta or serve warm.

Spicy Thai Pasta Salad

Rating: 4 stars 1
This robust salad is delicious on its own, but easily can be turned into a main course by adding a protein such as shrimp, chicken, or tofu.

Garlic and Green Onion Pasta Salad

Rating: 4 stars 8
This pasta salad is great for any summer meal; light and buttery, but with a hint of garlic and green onion. Match it with your favorite steak or chicken for a wonderful, easy side dish.
By Allrecipes Member

Delicious Salmon Pasta Salad

Rating: 4 stars 36
This yummy salad features salmon, fresh vegetables, and a delicious dressing! I created this recipe myself! This is very easy. Anybody can make it!
By MirrorMask

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
This salad is easy to make and everyone loves it!

Tuna and Macaroni Salad

Rating: 5 stars 21
This tuna and macaroni salad is a family favorite throughout the year. I like to make this the night before, refrigerate, and let the flavors blend together. Serve over lettuce or as a side dish.

Inspiration and Ideas

Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad
Rating: Unrated 347
'I've already made this salad twice in one week, because it's THAT good! I added a bit more of each of the veggies, because we like our veggies.' – KathyKC
Bow-Tie Pasta Salad
Rating: Unrated 46
'My aunt and mom created this recipe. It is a family favorite' – Alley
Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad
Rating: 4.5 stars 350

I had this at a party and couldn't get it off my mind. It's a fruity Asian chicken salad that even my family's picky eaters enjoy. I bake my own chicken for more flavor, which adds to the prep time, but pre-cooked or canned chicken will also work just fine.