This light mediterranean pasta salad blends artichokes and olives with bowtie pasta.

If I was a lady who lunched, I would eat this Mediterranean pasta salad everyday.

Artichoke & Olive Pasta Salad for Lunch by This light mediterranean pasta salad blends artichokes and olives with bowtie pasta.
In a pretty little bowl. With a swirly, girly pink napkin, and pretty silverware and a glass of wine.

Today, I wil be that lady.

This light and fresh Mediterranean pasta salad makes is great for lunch, or as a served as a side with chicken or seafood.

Just a few simple ingredients from the cupboard and the fridge…

Ladies Who Lunch Artichoke & Olive Pasta Salad Healthy Ingredients. This light mediterranean pasta salad blends artichokes and olives with bowtie pasta.

And the easiest, fanciest Mediterranean pasta salad recipe ever from Martha Stewart Everyday Food, with a few adaptations to suit my palate.

Ladies Who Lunch Artichoke & Olive Pasta Salad
This lightly dressed Mediterranean pasta salad makes a great lunch entree.
Recipe type: Salad, Entree, Side Dish, Pasta Salad
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • 6 ounces bowtie pasta
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon grated lemon zest plus 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup marinated artichokes, plus 2 Tablespoons marinade
  • 1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups Romaine lettuce ¼ cup Kalamata olives
  • coarse salt and pepper
  1. Boil pasta in salted water, according to package directions. Reserve ½ cup pasta water, then drain.
  2. Chop garlic. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt and make a paste by dragging the blade of knife across the mixture.
  3. Add garlic paste to a small bowl. Mix with mayonnaise, mustard, lemon zest. lemon juice and artichoke marinade. Whisk to combine and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Return cooked pasta to pot. Add artichokes, olives and dressing and toss, adding enough pasta water to create a light sauce to coat. Stir in Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Refrigerate at least one hour or overnight.

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  1. What a lovely and simple pasta lunch! Plus it’s a cold pasta lunch! Great for picnics :)
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  2. OK – the next time that we “lunch” together you can fix this awesome looking salad for me. šŸ˜‰ Congrats on your appearance on Foodgawker!!!
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  3. This Pasta salad looks so good! I make to try it soon! Thanks for leaving a sweet note on my blog – I appreciate it so much!

  4. Oh my this looks delish. This is my kind of eating. I wanna “lunch” with you too. :)
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  5. This looks delicious. I’d eat this any day, any time.
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  6. Amy…I do not know what is prettier…that scrumptious dish…the beautiful display of the ingredients or just the beauty of your overall post….Now…when I was working…and was out to lunch…oh, I mean dining out..:)…I would say to those “Ladies Who Lunch”…to get a life…now, I say “What A Life” !!!… the recipe!!!…
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  7. This pasta dish looks so good – so many of may favorite flavors. I could be a lady who lunches on this everyday!
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