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Poolside Kids’ Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Poolside Kids’ Bow Tie Pasta Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups bow tie pasta, cooked al dente and cooled
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup purple onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup salami, diced
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Prepare Pasta:
    • Cook the bow tie pasta according to the package instructions until al dente.
    • Drain the pasta and rinse it under cold water to stop the cooking process.
    • Allow the pasta to cool completely.
  2. Chop and Prepare Vegetables:
    • Dice the cucumber, purple onion, salami, and yellow pepper.
    • Halve the cherry tomatoes and slice the black olives.
    • Finely chop the celery.
  3. Combine Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooled bow tie pasta with all the chopped vegetables, salami, and black olives.
  4. Add Parmesan Cheese:
    • Sprinkle the fresh shredded Parmesan cheese over the pasta and vegetables.
  5. Prepare Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, salt, and pepper to create the dressing.
  6. Toss and Coat:
    • Pour the dressing over the pasta and vegetables.
    • Gently toss the salad until all ingredients are well coated with the dressing.
  7. Chill:
    • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the pasta salad for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld.
  8. Serve Poolside:
    • Before serving, give the salad a final toss.
    • Serve in individual bowls or on plates for the kids to enjoy by the pool.

Source : Food.com