Tuxedo Bow-Tie Pasta Salad for Picnics and Potlucks

30 mins (prep 30)
18 ingredients
10-12 servings
The perfect pasta salad for picnics, potlucks and gatherings. I've made this without the mayo, using the artichoke marinade in it's place, and it was equally fabulous and well received! Best served well chilled.

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  • 8 ounces bow tie farafelle pasta, cooked according to package directions (measured dry, i use de cecco)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped spanish olives
  • 2 (6 1/2 ounce) marinated quartered artichoke hearts (reserve several tablespoons of the marinade)
  • 1/4 cup italian deli-sliced mild pepper rings, chopped (or green bell peppers)
  • 1 cup broccoli floret, cut into one-inch pieces cooked al dente
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 medium fresh tomatoes, diced
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup pepperoni, diced (optional, or salami)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, diced (optional, or provolone)
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley, to garnish
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives, to garnish


Serving Size (54.93 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 215.32 Calories from Fat 114.75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.75g 196.12%
Saturated Fat 2.45g 122.5%
Trans Fat 0.1g %
Cholesterol 23.95mg 79.83%
Sodium 235.87mg 98.28%
Total Carbohydrate 18.87g 62.91%
Dietary Fiber 1.55 g 61.99%
Sugars 0.12 g %
Protein 6.89g 137.76%
Vitamin A 19.59IU% Vitamin C 1.28mg%
Calcium 68.53mg% Iron 2.02mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
bow tie, finely chopped, spanish olives, marinated quartered artichoke hearts, italian, broccoli floret, stalks celery, medium cucumber, fresh tomatoes, fresh ground black pepper, snipped fresh parsley, snipped fresh chives