Italian Bowtie Pasta Salad

Colorful veggies are tossed with bowtie pasta, Genoa salami, Parmesan cheese and a super simple Italian dressing for the ultimate Italian Bowtie Pasta Salad! This pasta salad calls for simple ingredients, takes little time to whip up and absolutely delicious!

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This past weekend I spent from sun up to almost sun down at Malloree’s softball tournament. It’s an all day affair of watching games of softball intermingled with sometimes lengthy breaks in-between. All of us parents sign up to bring something and contribute to lunch for the group. One of the parents brings his charcoal grill and will cook something fantastic. There’s something about the smell of a charcoal grill that puts a gas grill to shame. On Saturday he grilled marinated pork chops and there was also biscuits, a green salad and one giant bowl of colorful pasta salad. Needless to say, this bowl of carb-heaven got my wheels turning and inspired the recipe for this post.

I have always been and will forever be a pasta salad fan. How can anyone not be? If you’re gluten sensitive, there’s lots of gluten-free pasta that can be used instead. Hallelujah!

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Since this Saturday, I couldn’t stop thinking about pasta salad. Colorful veggies, Genoa salami and a quick and simple homemade Italian dressing stalked my waking thoughts until I could get home and make it and eat obscene amounts without any judging eyes. If it was up to me, I SO would’ve grabbed the bowl and ate.it.all.

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