Bow Tie Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing



  • 1 (16 ounce) package bow tie pasta
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions


  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 teaspoons poppy seeds


  1. Salad: Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse with cold water and drain.
  2. Place in a large bowl; add cheese, broccoli, carrots, cucumber, tomatoes and onions.
  3. Dressing: In a blender, combine vinegar, sugar, garlic, onion, mustard and salt; gradually add oil, blending until smooth.
  4. Add poppy seeds.
  5. Pour over pasta mixture and toss.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Yield: 16-18 servings

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