Lotsa Pasta's Farfalle Salad Recipe

Lotsa Pasta is a local specialty shop and caterer here in Louisville that has some of the best pasta salads on the planet. This one is the best of the bunch. The recipe appeared in the Courier Journal Newspaper and I have been eternally grateful every since.

Lotsa Pasta'a Farfalle Salad 

This is NOT a cheap salad to make so you may want to make it for special occasions or just for yourself. But by all means, do make it.


  • 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise (I only use Duke's. I suggest you do the same)
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Parsley, dried
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Wine Vinegar (red or white)
  • 1 teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano Cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, grated

  • 1 head Cauliflower, cut into bite-sized pieces and left raw
  • 12 ounces frozen Peas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans of Artichoke Hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup Pine Nuts, lightly toasted
  • 1 pound Farfalle (bow-Tie) Pasta

  1. Mix all ingredients for dressing in large bowl.
  2. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  3. Drain pasta and add to bowl with dressing.
  4. Add everything else and toss.

That's it. Enjoy.

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Standing in for Lotsa Pasta's Farfalle Salad is a photo of farfalle with salmon, salmon roe, cladonia, peas, onions is by Kristen Taylor - http://www.kthread.com/kthread/ - and is used by permission under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) License.

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