This Bow-Tie Pasta Salad recipe will quickly become a favorite when you need a great salad to serve friends and family.  Every year I get hooked on a certain salad and want to eat it all the time. Last year it was the Amish Pasta Salad and this year I can’t stop eating or making this one.  It is a very pretty salad and easy to make. 

3 cups bow-tie pasta, uncooked
3 eggs, boiled,  peeled and chopped
1 (10 ounce) box cherry tomatoes or about 20 tomatoes sliced in half
4 or 5 radishes, sliced
1 small cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 cup chopped green onions
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 cup shredded cheese (I use cheddar, you can use what you like)
1 cup fresh or frozen sweet peas, uncooked (can cook if you want)
1 teaspoon celery seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried basil or 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip

Cook pasta according to package directions to al dente and drain well.  Combine pasta, eggs, cherry tomatoes, radishes, cucumber, green onions, green pepper, cheese and peas.  Toss well with spoon.  Sprinkle on celery seeds, salt, basil, sugar and vinegar.  Add mayonnaise and mix all ingredients well with spoon.  Refrigerate at least 3 or 4 hours to let flavors marry.  Makes 8 to 10 servings. This keeps well in the refrigerator and recipe could be cut in half.  Enjoy

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Posted on 2016-04-04 by The Southern Lady Cooks