Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Cucumber and Tomato Bowtie Pasta Salad Recipe

Aug 28, 2015

Cucumber and Tomato Bowtie Pasta Salad Recipe

One of the easiest pasta salads ever! Great for lunches, potlucks and picnics!


One of the easiest pasta salads ever! Great for lunches, potlucks and picnics! Cucumber and Tomato Bowtie Pasta Salad Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!


With school back in session, we've been trying to come up with some creative school lunch ideas! This Cucumber and Tomato Bowtie Pasta Salad happens to be my daughter's favorite, so we sent it in her lunchbox to school last week. It's quick to make, fresh and delicious! She's not much of a meat eater, so the majority of her lunches are packed full of veggies. Her usual is a lettuce salad with hard boiled egg whites, tomatoes and red wine vinaigrette. We got this cute little salad dressing container from the dressing aisle at Walmart. So perfect for lunches. 


We also love making this salad for BBQ's, or picnics! It's always a hit and it's easy to double or triple the batch for larger groups! We've been using out garden fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, which makes it even better. Don't you love walking outside to pick your own veggies this time of year? Tomato season is at it's peak right now in MN and we're loving using them in our favorite pasta Capellini al Fresco, and in our favorite Fresh Mango Salsa! Stop over and check out those recipes!


Cucumber and Tomato Bowtie Pasta Salad

by Sheena
Ingredients (6 side servings)
  • 8 ounces bowtie pasta
  • 1 cup cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • 4 campari tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup Italian dressing
  • freshly cracked black pepper
Instructions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and drain.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Refrigerate or serve immediately.
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One of the easiest pasta salads ever! Great for lunches, potlucks and picnics! Cucumber and Tomato Bowtie Pasta Salad Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!

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One of the easiest pasta salads ever! Great for lunches, potlucks and picnics! Cucumber and Tomato Bowtie Pasta Salad Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!

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8 comments:

  1. I love the simplicity of this salad! Something easy to throw together and portion into containers ahead of time for lunches.

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  2. This is a tasty looking light lunch. Cucumbers add a nice texture!

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  3. This looks really delish, Sheena! What a great idea for a school lunch!!

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  4. I am a huge fan of Italian tomato and cucumbers salads! Love that you added pasta. Looks delicious! :)

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  5. yummy! I love campari tomatoes! And cucumber - will definitely make this for my kids!

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  6. That salad looks so delightful! I love the idea of packing it for lunch! It would be a perfect side dish for stashing in my cooler every day for work. It would be great for picnics too. Perfect for Labor Day weekend BBQs!!

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  7. Looks yummy, we always love pasta salads like this for potlucks!

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