Tuscan Pasta Salad

By Dash of Amy
April 6, 2018
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Author Notes: A flavorful pasta salad with bowtie pasta, Kalamata olives, artichokes, sundried tomatoes, and topped with a balsamic dressing.Dash of Amy

Serves: 8-10

Pasta Salad

  • 16 ounces bowtie pasta
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/2 cup oil packed sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 14 ounces can artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons balsamic glaze
  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions; strain it and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients except the Parmesan cheese.

Balsamic Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  1. Whisk ingredients together until blended and thickened.
  2. Pour over the pasta salad, and top with fresh Parmesan cheese.
  3. Drizzle top of salad with the balsamic glaze, or over each individual portion.

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