Gourmet Farfalle Pasta Salad in Mango Sauce

Gourmet Farfalle Pasta Salad in Mango Sauce
Menu card at Italian Gourmet Restaurant (aka home)J

Farfalle Pasta Salad. Farfalle is bow tie pasta cooked al-dente in Spanish saffron. The sauce is made with ripe mangoes seasoned with rosemary and black peppers. Served with fresh seasonal vegetables sautéed in olive oil tossed in to the salad, topped with pine nuts and parmesan  — $Priceless

Farfalle Pasta Salad

Serves 4 – 6
Prep time 15 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
3 cups of Farfalle Pasta
1 tsp of crushed saffron
1tsp of olive oil
5 cups of water to boil the pasta in
1tsp of salt
(This was a totally off the cuff try, based on intuition and a sense of what might work with what…So subbing one fruit (tomato) for another tangy was an interesting, yet plausible choice for me)
Pulp of 2 big mangoes – peeled and cut
1 tbsp whole black peppers
2 green chilies (not required/optional)
1 tbsp crushed rosemary
1 tsp of lemon juice
1 tsp of honey
4 tsp of olive oil

½ long red pepper (red long capsicum)
1 bell pepper (capsicum)
4-5 mushrooms, minced
2 cloves of garlic
¼ of a red onion
1tsp of olive oil



First boil 5 cups of water in a pot. Add 1 tsp of salt and i tsp of olive oil. Crush 1 tsp of saffron and add to the water.
Add the pasta and slow cook for about 7-9 minutes – You should have lovely golden yellow bowtie pasta! Set aside
While the pasta is boiling, in a blender, add the mangoes, 1 tbsp of peppers, honey, green chilies in about a cup of water.
Add a tsp of olive oil in a pot. Pour the blended mango puree and allow it to boil for about 5-10 minutes- Keep the flame in medium heat. (keep covered)
Take the cut veggies and toss in a pan with 1 tsp of olive oil. Add some salt and allow it to tenderize but not overcook!
Now you have your three components. Get yourself a pasta bowl. Pour the farfalle in. Drizzle 1 last tsp of olive oil and toss. Add the veggies and toss again. Drizzle about 2-3 ladles of mango sauce and mix in well. Sprinkle pine nuts and some parmesan.
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I allowed it to cool on the kitchen table – this can be served hot, warm or cold.
Presto Pasta J
End Notes: You can bottle the rest of the mango sauce for another occasion or use as salad dressing or as a dip with some yummy baguette!
Grazie, Prego, Ciao!
This recipe kick-starts the second 7 day blogging marathon started by Srivalli
In it with me are: Divya,  HariniJayKamalikaIla Padma Rekha Pavani Priya’s Recipes Suma Gandlur Vatsala Priya Vaasu Veena Krishnakumar

Sending this colorful entry to Vatsala of Show and Tell’s blog event :)

Also sending this to Akila’s event
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And Ekat Firday Potluck

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Posted on

March 4, 2011


  1. Nice recipe.
    I liked your presentation a lot.
    The serving dishes are pretty.

  2. woww love this different method of preparation,looks delicious…

  3. Priya, not only the name sounds exotic it is very dishy looking- u go gal

  4. The pasta with those veggies look colourful… Another excellent recipe from u :-) Love that bowl with the mango sauce !! Good presentation!!

  5. HOO Yummy pasta salad :) Tempting :)

  6. Wow.. Pasta with mango sauce, now that's a very unusual combo. But sounds super delicious.

  7. wow ..with mango sauce ..tht's wonderful …very unique and looks yum

  8. Exotic pasta with mango,loved it.

  9. WOW!!!that's a very unique and tasty dish. Loved the combo :)

  10. I am sure my kids would love this..very colorful indeed

  11. Yummy and flavorful pasta dish.

  12. Nice one priya…the mango sauce just sounds too good…faralles rock!

  13. Innovative recipe,mango sauce sounds great,flavorful and colorful.

  14. oh my gosh, this looks sooo fresh & delicious!
    haha i have a love for bow-tie pasta, its just TOO cute!
    makes the dish a little more fun, doesnt it ? ^ ^
    they actually have mini-bow-tie pasta as well !
    so cute!

  15. This seems to be an amazing pasta. I have never tried mango sauce in pasta, a great idea which I am gng to try out soon. My son wud just love it. Thanks for stopping by my space !

  16. Very innovative. nice entry.

  17. New and innovative recipe.Looks so good.

  18. i loe bow tie pasta..looks so yumm!!!

  19. This sounds so good! Especially since you used farfalle, my favorite pasta. Great idea to add the mango, I would love to try that.

  20. mango sauce on pasta…sound sooo tempting…I love anything mango! :))
    hey will send in the entry after i check the details ;))
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  21. Mango sauce sounds absolutely interesting…Such a fabulous pasta salad,yumm!

  22. Lovely salad.Cute looking one and healthy too.

  23. This really sounds like a wonderful pasta salad. The mango sauce is unique and makes the salad sound very interesting. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  24. Looks very colourful Priya..

  25. What a pretty salad and thanks so much for the visit!

  26. The mango dressing is such a nice twist on a pasta salad. Nothing boring there!!!

  27. Glad to run the marathon with you. Pasta looks colorful and delicious.

  28. Wow, that's SO innovative and what a great recipe idea! Never seen this before but I'm so gonna try it! Looks fabulous!

  29. Salad looks so cute and the mango dressing is so very new to me

  30. Pasta in Mango Sauce!!!! Tangy!!!! Looks Colorful!!!!

  31. Colorful pasta salad!


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