Pasta Salad Recipe – Four Ingredient Salad!

May 24th, 2010

This pasta salad is simple and a real knock out to look at. All credit goes to the wonderful bow-tie pasta, which looks so beautiful.

Pasta Salad with Bow Tie Pasta

Pasta Salad with Bow Tie Pasta

Pasta Salad with Four Ingredients

  • Bow tie pasta
  • Ready made pesto sauce in a jar
  • 1 Red pepper
  • Toasted pine nuts – about half a cup


  1. Boil as much pasta as desired in salted water. Drain well and cool.
  2. Toast pine nuts in a dry frying pan – cast iron works well, but is not necessary. Use medium-high heat and stir and toss the nuts until they are nicely browned. Remove nuts from pan and set aside.
  3. Chop 1 red pepper into  tiny, angled pieces. The pepper is used for colour and accent, so keep pieces small and pretty.
  4. Once pasta has cooled, toss with pesto sauce to lightly coat completely. Toss in red peppers and pine nuts.
  5. Chill or serve immediately.