Borboletas Recipe -
Borboletas Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins


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"I made this up myself because I needed something that I could cook quickly, that was delicious, and doesn't break the bank. Everyone I know who I cook this for has fallen absolutely in love with it. You can eat it while it's still warm, that's how I like it best. Refrigerating it makes it more of a pasta salad."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place the farfalle into the pot, cook 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  2. In a bowl, toss the cooked pasta with the tomato, cucumber, feta cheese, Italian dressing, and oregano.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 23, 2010

I thought it was MUCH better as a cold dish. I de-seeded the cucumber and tomato. This is a very, very light tasting dish, so much so that I used 1 cup of dressing versus the 1/4 cup stated. Next time I will use tomato flavored feta as well.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 16, 2011

I ate this hot and then ate the left overs cold and I liked the cold MUCH better. Still good hot, but I think eating it cold as a pasta salad made a big difference. I can't get used to the idea of warm cucumbers for some reason.

Mar 23, 2009

i have this chilling in the fridge right is really good warm...i had to taste it before chilling it and...i used grape tomatoes cut in half coz that is what i had and kraft tuscan italian dressing becoz it is my favourite italian dressing...oh and i used whole wheat bowties...i will make this again...thank u for the recipe...update ... the feta cheese i used was a pkg. from kraft...crumbled feta with oregano, sun-dried tomatoes and cracked peppercorns...another is very good as a chilled pasta unexpected company thought it was really good...thanks again...

Mar 10, 2009

I live in Greece and made it for Greek people, and they loved it. You definately need to make it and chill it. Stir in the dressing before serving. I used my homemade feta, olives, and olive oil to make my own dressing, which makes it so good!!!

Jun 02, 2008

This was very good, thank you. I was looking for a warm recipe with cucumbers and pasta in it. I didn't have feta and used parmesan as another reviewer suggested. I also used canned organic tomatoes since I didn't have fresh.

May 14, 2007

Delicious and simple. I used parmesan instead of feta because that's all I had but it tasted great.

Apr 08, 2011

I tried this recipe but made a few changes and it turned out great. **Added purple onion and used Newman's Parmesan and Roasted Garlic dressing instead of Italian

Sep 10, 2009

I used Greek salad dressing instead of Italian because it sounded better with the Greek flavors in the salad. I definitely preferred this as a cold side dish. Great in the summer.


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  • Calories
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 10.5 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 283 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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