This bow tie pasta salad is the perfect dish to pass! Veggie-packed and tossed in a homemade hummus dressing, you’ll absolutely love this easy pasta salad recipe.
Easy Bow Tie Pasta Salad
This bow tie pasta salad is spring in a bowl! You’re going to absolutely love the flavor of the homemade hummus dressing (we promise it’s easy to make!) that is flavor-packed with fresh herbs. Enjoy it hot or cold 😀
Why you’ll love it!
Serves a crowd
Easy to make
- Bow tie pasta
- English peas
- Cherry tomatoes
- Red onion
- White cheddar cheese
- Fresh herbs: dill, tarragon and chives
- Salt & pepper
- Lemon juice
- Red wine vinegar
- Apple cider vinegar
- Fresh herbs: tarragon and chives
- Salt & pepper
- Olive oil
How to Make Bow Tie Pasta Salad
Boil pasta & peas
Add the pasta to boiling water and boil until al dente. Add the peas to the boiling water and pasta and blanch them for 2 minutes. Strain the pasta and peas and rinse them with cold water. Transfer to a large bowl.
Add veggies & herbs
Add the tomatoes, onion, carrots, cheese, dill, tarragon, chives, salt, and pepper to the pasta and toss until combined.
Prepare the hummus dressing
Add the hummus, honey, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, tarragon, chives, salt, and pepper to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
Toss dressing in pasta salad
Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and stir until the pasta is coated in dressing.
Serve & enjoy!
Salt to taste and serve immediately or refrigerate to serve cold. Enjoy!
Use any variety of hummus for the dressing: feel free to use a flavored hummus to switch up the flavor profile of this bow tie pasta salad. Roasted red pepper hummus or olive tapenade hummus would be delicious!
Choose your favorite fresh herbs: don’t have all the herbs this pasta salad and hummus dressing calls for? Feel free to use whatever you have one hand — chives, dill, mint, thyme, etc.
Serve hot or cold: this pasta salad tastes great hot or cold! Serve it right after preparing for a warm pasta salad or chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving for a cold pasta salad.
Store this bow tie pasta salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Feel free toss the pasta salad in additional fresh herbs when serving as leftovers to freshen it up.
Bow Tie Pasta Salad
- 16 oz. bow tie pasta
- 2 cups English peas
- 20 oz. cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
- 2 large carrots peeled or mandolin into 3-inch ribbons
- 4 oz. white cheddar cheese cut into chunks
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
- 3 tablespoons traditional hummus
- 1 teaspoon honey
- ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped tarragon
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta to the water and boil until al dente. Add the peas to the boiling water and pasta and blanch them for 2 minutes. Strain the pasta and peas and rinse them with cold water. Transfer to a large bowl.
- Add the tomatoes, onion, carrots, cheese, dill, tarragon, chives, salt, and pepper to the pasta and toss until combined.
- Prepare the hummus dressing. Add the hummus, honey, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, tarragon, chives, salt, and pepper to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Continue to whisk the ingredients and drizzle the olive oil into the bowl until combined.
- Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and stir until the pasta is coated in dressing. Salt to taste and serve immediately or refrigerate to serve cold.
Tips & Notes
- Change up the flavor of the dressing by using a different type of hummus.
- Feel free to switch up the fresh herbs.
Photography: photos taken in this post are by Ashley McGlaughlin from The Edible Perspective.
This recipe is very tasty!! I will say it does take a while to prep all the veggies and herbs but overall worth it!!
So worth it!!