Bowtie Pasta Salad

Bowtie Pasta Salad

Cook Time: 15 MINUTES

Serves: 2-4 PEOPLE


  • 1 box Banza Bowties
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar 
  • Juice of .5 lemon
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano 
  • 1 clove garlic, finely grated 
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ pint multi-colored cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup mini tri-color bell peppers, thinly sliced crosswise into rings
  • ½ cup fresh mozzarella pearls
  • ½ avocado, cut into small pieces
  • Small basil leaves and microgreens, for garnish
  1. Cook Banza: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add Banza Bowties and cook according to package directions. Strain pasta with cold water to stop cooking and set aside. 
  2. Make Dressing: While pasta cooks, in a large bowl combine vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, oregano, garlic and olive oil. Whisk until combined. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. Alternatively, add all dressing ingredients to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
  3. Finish Pasta: Once pasta is cooked and cooled, add to large bowl with dressing along with vegetables and mozzarella and toss gently to combine. Garnish with avocado and herbs.

• Note: this is meant to be served cold

• If making ahead, cook the pasta for a few minutes less than normal, toss with a glug of olive oil and store covered in the refrigerator. Complete Step 3 when ready to serve.