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Italian Pasta Salad
Italian Pasta Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
This easy pasta salad is vibrant, flavorful and about to be your new favorite summer staple.
Course: Salad, Side
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta salad
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 547 kcal
  • 1 lb box farfalle pasta, cooked according to pkg directions
  • 10 oz grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1 pint bocconcini, halved (or fresh mozzarella, chopped)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan, grated
  • Kosher salt and pepper
Balsamic Dressing
  • 1 small clove garlic, very finely minced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
Balsamic Dressing
  1. Whisk together the garlic, sugar and balsamic vinegar. Add the olive oil, while steadily whisking, in a steady stream. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Pasta Salad
  1. Combined cooked farfalle (still warm) with the remaining ingredients.
  2. Add dressing and toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Italian Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 547 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 246mg11%
Potassium 246mg7%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 595IU12%
Vitamin C 6.3mg8%
Calcium 279mg28%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.