Sweet Onion Pasta Salad

Sweet Onion Pasta Salad

Sweet onions add great flavor to this salad. If you’d like, use green onions instead.

20 min. prep time
8 servings
141 Rating



8 ounces uncooked dried farfalle (bow tie pasta)


2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves*
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


1 cup cherry tomato halves
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
1/2 cup sliced kalamata or ripe olives
4 ounces (1 cup) Canadian bacon, cut into strips
1/4 pound slice Land O Lakes® Deli American, cut into 1/2-inch cubes


Cook farfalle according to package directions. Rinse with cold water. Drain.

Combine all dressing ingredients in jar with tight-fitting lid; shake well.

Combine cooked farfalle and all salad ingredients in bowl; mix lightly. Add dressing; toss gently to coat. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours.


*Substitute 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves.

Recipe Tip

- Maui, Vidalia, Walla Walla and Rio Sweet are four varieties of sweet onions available at various times beginning April through December.

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 240

Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 650mg

Carbohydrates: 25g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 11g

Recipe #10487B©1998Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I have made this recipe for many parties and everyone has enjoyed it. I have also passed along the dressing recipe by itself to others. Great recipe overall.

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