Bowl of Bows Pasta Salad

 

Tomorrow kicks off spring break for us here!
I’m really looking forward to 10 days of not having to rush out the door for school!
No packing lunches.  No homework.  No school drama.
Just a week spent with the kids having fun!

 

But what exactly does this have to do with pasta salad you ask?
Well, right before spring break we also have our parent-teacher interviews,
which is a time where the school families feed our teachers!
The teachers stay late for the interviews, so we feed them!
So I decided to make this pasta salad.

 

My mom has been making this dish for us for years, and it’s a family favourite.
It’s always gobbled up, so I thought the teachers would like it!

 

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Bowl of Bows Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz package of pasta bows
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 ground pepper
  • 1 can pitted whole black olives

Instructions

  1. Boil the noodles. When they are cooked, drain, then rinse them with cold water. Drain well again, then set aside.
  2. Combine the oil, vinegar, all the spices, green onion, and parmesan cheese.
  3. Toss the noodles in the dressing.
  4. Then toss in the black olives.
  5. Chill for at least 4 hours.
  6. Make sure to stir the salad well before serving it, as the dressing tends to go to the bottom of the bowl.

Recipe from my Mom at the Keeping up with the times blog

Tip!

  • You can make this salad the night before.  It’s even better after it has sat for a while.

 

This salad is delicious on it’s own for lunch, or served with a BBQ dinner.  It’s divine!
But be forewarned!  You will need a breath mint after!  hee hee

 

 Have a delicious day!
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20 Comments

  • Reply Ali Richardson March 23, 2012 at 12:01 AM Yummy! I'm a pasta girl at my core :) Can't get enough...carbs. Arg.
  • Reply corine@allthingsgoodandwise March 23, 2012 at 2:02 AM Love this pasta recipe. I will have to try it very soon. Enjoying your blog. Nice to read about a mom being excited about her kids being on spring break. Enjoy.
  • Reply Bakeaholic Carrie March 23, 2012 at 1:39 PM I love pasta salads in the summer time! I will have to make this since I'm craving summer lately!!
  • Reply Anonymous March 23, 2012 at 6:38 PM Some constructive criticism:
    It's painfully obvious from how those "bows" are falling apart at the 'seam' that you've over-cooked them.
    It is of particular importance in a pasta salad, where textures and lightness are crucial, that the pasta is removed from the boiling pot of water well before it becomes soggy.
    (Unless of course you're cooking for someone with no teeth.)
    A perky piece of pasta is much more fun for the palette to appraise than one that comes apart at the touch of the tongue.
    • Reply A Pretty Life in the Suburbs April 23, 2012 at 5:24 PM Well thank you SO much for your lovely comment. It's always nice to receive such wonderful e-mails. Maybe it's true, we all have no teeth, so this pasta was wonderful for all of us.

      So I thank you for taking time out of your busy day to post a cowardly anonymous comment about noodles.

      Have a great weekend!
      Jo-Anna
  • Reply Lindsay @ Delighted Momma March 23, 2012 at 7:31 PM I have teeth and I would eat all of this without blinking!! Looks delicious!!
  • Reply Kelly @ EclecticallyVintage March 23, 2012 at 8:06 PM I love pasta salad and this looks yummy! I do something similar but add red peppers and feta.
    I'm craving it now!
    Kelly
  • Reply Angie@Echoes of Laughter March 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM I saw that you posted about this on twitter. Nevermind that comment Joanna! I would take it as a compliment...it means that you have 'arrived' in the blogging world when you get a nasty comments! lol! It is so sad that 'anonymous' has nothing better to do than go round making not nice comments on other's blogs.
    I think all of your posts are beautiful...the photography is so lovely and everything is so styled so perfectly! You are one of my favourite Canadian bloggers! Now go have a great weekend! Angie xo
  • Reply The Hubby March 23, 2012 at 9:28 PM "A perky piece of pasta is much more fun for the palette to appraise than one that comes apart at the touch of the tongue"

    Good lord...did you just come off a marathon of Downton Abbey? Someone tighten the corset a little too tight this morning? If this is constructive criticism, I would hate to see what Anon is like when they are being mean?!

    I have all my teeth and like the cooking at Chez Burb's just fine thank you!
  • Reply Mrs. Mom March 23, 2012 at 10:19 PM @The Hubby

    Oh how I loved this comment and I want to thank you for the giggle!

    By the way... the pasta looks yummy to me!
  • Reply Catie @ Catie's Corner March 24, 2012 at 3:20 PM Wow, why would anyone bother to leave a comment like that? I guess some people are just miserable and have to share. haha

    Well I think the pasta salad looks delicious! And I definitely don't mind my pasta being a little soft. I find it soaks up the flavors more than when it's cooked al` dente.

    Have a lovely weekend Jo-Anna! I'm hoping we see the sun. =)

    ~ Catie
  • Reply fuelmyfamily March 24, 2012 at 7:23 PM pasta salad is my husbands favorite. He would love this!
  • Reply Sandy Michelle March 25, 2012 at 12:05 AM I hope you had a relaxing March break. I enjoyed doing nothing during our break..lol. I am going to try your pasta salad. It looks so yummy! Thanks!

    Sandy
  • Reply tinajo March 25, 2012 at 10:27 PM This looks really good and you have a lovely blog! :-)
  • Reply michele April 2, 2012 at 11:53 PM always so inspired when i stop by tip junkie tuesdays!! great post, and hope you'll come visit at my blog where i have a fabulous giveaway right now: http://www.hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-giveaway.html

    smiles.

    michele
  • Reply Megan and Emily@Whimsically Homemade April 28, 2012 at 3:58 PM Hey there! Just wanted to let you know we featured you in our Favorite Find Fridays post over at Whimsically Homemade. We used one of your pictures. If that's a problem let us know and we'll remove it immediately. Thanks for your great inspiration!
  • Reply Anonymous May 20, 2012 at 12:07 AM what is the serving size for this? I am doing weight watchers and like to use their recipe builder in order to stay on plan.....Thank you.
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