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Bow Tie Pasta Toss

Prep time 15 mins
Stand time 10 mins
Yield Makes 2 to 3 main-dish or 4 to 6 side-dish servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 (2.25-oz.) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped sweet onion
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 (4-oz.) package crumbled feta cheese
  • Garnish: fresh oregano sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions, adding 1/2 tsp. salt to water; drain well.

  2. Place pasta in a large bowl, and stir in tomatoes, olives, and onion.

  3. Whisk together olive oil, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt; add to pasta mixture, tossing to coat. Let stand 10 minutes; stir in feta. Garnish, if desired.

  4. Kitchen Express: Substitute 6 Tbsp. balsamic vinaigrette for olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and oregano. Proceed as directed.