Bowtie pasta salad with cherry tomatoes and roasted chickpeas in handmade Matt Smith mug.
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5 from 3 votes

Bowtie pasta salad with roasted chickpeas

This bowtie pasta salad is packed with deliciousness by way of roasted chickpeas, artichoke hearts, and olives. Serve it for a Doctor Who themed gathering or for your regular weekday lunch.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: pasta salad, potluck dish
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Cadry Nelson


  • 4 ounces dry farfalle (a.k.a. bowtie pasta) about 1 1/2 cups, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup roasted chickpeas in the air fryer or oven*
  • 1/4 cup sliced olives I prefer Castelvetrano
  • 1/2 cup chopped jarred marinated artichoke hearts Grilled are my favorite.
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small clove garlic zested with Microplane zester
  • 1 handful fresh basil roughly chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked farfalle pasta, roasted chickpeas, olives, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, zested garlic, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve cold. If you're serving the pasta salad cold, remember that the pasta will soak up some of the balsamic vinegar and oil. Taste before serving and refresh with more oil, vinegar, salt, and/or pepper, if needed.


If you don't have an air fryer, make roasted chickpeas in the oven.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.9mg