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Melon Bowtie Pasta Salad Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Salad
Keyword: bowtie pasta, cantaloupe salad, pasta salad
Servings: 8



  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1/4 orange juiced
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 2/3 cup chopped salami
  • 2 cups bowtie pasta
  • 1 large handful arugula
  • 1 cup cantaloupe cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup feta
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives halved


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. After cooking, draining, and rinsing, allow it to cool and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the dressing. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • In a large bowl, combine pasta, melon, basil, olives, salami, and arugula. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad mixture and toss with your hands.
  • Plate on a large platter and top with fresh feta cheese. Serve cold and enjoy!