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Mediterranean Farfalle Recipe

Mediterranean Farfalle

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"This is wonderful as a meal or alongside sandwiches or grilled meats. Try it and add your favorite vegetable. Serve warm or cold."

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Original recipe makes 6 - 8 servings Change Servings


  1. Cook pasta in salted, boiling water until al dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, brown ham over medium heat. Add nuts and brown them also; do not burn! Add garlic, and remove from heat.
  3. Drain pasta. In a large bowl, toss together pasta, ham mixture, basil, cheese, and tomatoes. Whisk together olive oil and vinegar; pour over pasta, and toss. Serve.
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Nov 22, 2011

I really enjoyed this dish, but was unsure whether the author intended to include red wine or red wine vinegar. It was a little too tangy with the vinegar, but then I did cut the oil in half without cutting down on the vinegar. Because this was fine with half the oil, I might try using half wine and half vinegar next time.

Apr 13, 2009

I use this basic recipe, but I have put a twist on it. I use the pasta, the toasted pine nuts, then add sauted veggies (I like snow peas, orange and yellow peppers, zucchini, asperagus, and mushrooms). Blend all together with olive oil and/or pesto. Add Asiago and/or Parmesan cheese and have a feast! If I want to use this as a main course I often add pre-cooked shrimp or chicken.


21 Ratings

Sep 20, 2010

Great recipe. Made it with angel hair pasta. Used both chorizo and regular sausage as well as some mushrooms, but kept everything else the same. Made it for my family as well as on a beach vacation. Everyone loved it.

Jun 30, 2010

Really terrific taste! I was looking for a different way to prepare pasta and this is a winner. Only changes I made were canned diced tomatoes and "vegetarian" sausage.

Dec 12, 2012

Very nice recipe, came up in the search results after typing a few ingredients I knew I had at home. Turned out I didn't need to buy anything :) I replaced the tomato with half a pot of sundried tomatoes on oil and took the cup of wine as a side. I also fried the garlic, chorizo and tomatoes together after browning the pinetree nuts. I think this is how the recipes overhere are meant to work: they give you inspiration to make your own version of what you read.

Sep 22, 2009

This was really good! I didn't have the pine nuts, but even without was a big hit. This made quite a bit and the leftovers were even great the next day and I'm not a big leftover person. Thank you, will make again.

Aug 19, 2009

I thought this was a restaurant caliber dish. The flavors were intense and blended so nicely together. I made this according to the directions except I used whole wheat ziti for the pasta and I used a bit more fresh basil than the recipe called for. I also cut the chorizo links into little cubes instead of frying it loose. My husband really enjoyed it to. My only complaint was that I think you could use a little less extra virgin olive oil. There was oil left on our plates at the end of the meal. But a VERY fast and wonderful taste experience !!!

Nov 30, 2014

Kids and husband were happy, so this recipe really worked for us! The recipe did not say so, but I drained the chorizo after cooking. I also thought the olive oil/red wine mix would add too much oil overall to the dish, so I only used about half of it and it was perfect for us. I would like to add more vegetables to this dish, so next time some spinach and perhaps red peppers will be added.


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  • Calories
  • 700 kcal
  • 35%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.4 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 48 g
  • 74%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 26.9 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 894 mg
  • 36%

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

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