Ribbons & Bows Pasta Salad

July 4th is almost here! I’m sure you’re rolling out your grill and deciding on that to serve. This pasta salad would be a great addition to your barbecue party!

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I made this pasta last week, on one of my husband’s days off. I was hoping that we could go to the park and have a little grill out. We were all ready to go after little man’s nap time. We even got a new bubble blower for the kiddo to play with and I prepared a bunch of food.

Unfortunately, our plans always seem to get ruined somehow. It started to rain, and rain, and rain! Yuck…

Inside picnic is not as much fun but the food was great!

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There is a little tip that my husband wanted to me to include. It’s optional, but try adding some fresh grated Parmesan cheese on top, when serving. He is a Parmesan junkie, so he tries to add it to everything but here it actually worked very well. If you don’t have fresh grated, try dry Parmesan. I always keep some fresh Parmesan because the shelf life is pretty long if it’s wrapped tight and the taste is so much better than dry.

Ribbons & Bows Pasta Salad
  • 6 oz dry Farfalle pasta (makes about 3 cups cooked)
  • 6-8 strips of crispy- baked bacon
  • ⅔ cup of peas
  • ⅔ cup of corn
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • 1 tbs minced fresh dill weed
  • Sauce:
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 small garlic clove, pressed
  • Salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  1. Cook pasta according to the box directions. Strain and set aside to cool.
  2. Crumble the crispy bacon and add it to pasta. Make sure pasta is cooled to room temperature.
  3. Add peas, corn, dill weed and green onion. Mix well.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the sauce and whisk them together.
  5. Add the sauce to the pasta mixture and mix well until all evenly combined.
  6. *Tip: This tip comes from my husband. He is a Parmesan cheese junkie so he added some fresh grated Parmesan on top and he said it was awesome. Try it!

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  1. Yum! That looks good and it’s so pretty! I’d love a whiskey burger with some sweet potato fri’s.

  2. Pasta salad is one of my favorite sides. This looks creamy, colorful and delicious!

  3. I love the addition of bacon…okay I love everything with bacon! Looks delicious Lyuba :)

  4. This looks so good!!!What a yummy BBQ side! We love fresh parmesan too. Can’t wait to try this!

    ~Jen @ YummyHealthyEasy.com

  5. YUM-O!

  6. Gorgeous salad Lyuba!!

  7. Great flavors, Lyuba! I love trying and making different types of pasta salads!

  8. Mmm I love a good pasta salad for the summer. Love the corn in this!

  9. Rattlebridge Farm -- Foodie Friday says:

    These recipes are out of this world! Just yesterday I was looking at bow tie pasta at Publix, and here is your wonderful recipe. My husband is eating salads all week, and he will LOVE this. Thanks so much for adding your recipe–and all of the great ideas and images–to this week’s Foodie Friday. Have a wonderful week!

  10. This looks so good!!! :) Will you make me some?? hahaha! OK, I guess I’ll have to make my own. Can’t wait to try it out. :)

  11. You had me at bacon… ha ha

  12. Ooh! I just love pasta salads! This looks amazing Lyuba!

  13. What a great combination for your Ribbons and Bows Pasta Salad, we will just love it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  14. This looks like a great recipe!

    Do you use fresh or frozen corn, and do you cook it?

    Have to try.

  15. Love love love the Greek yogurt. What a wonderful idea to use it in pasta salad. You’ve inspired me. Thanks for linking up to Saturday Dishes.

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