Summer Bowties

  • Servings : 6-8
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

I know we say this often, but this really is fantastic for a pot luck. Summers in Sacramento are brutally hot during the day, but the delta bay breeze kicks in during the evening and that means we like, we like to party!

Approx. cost per serving: $0.65


  • 1 bag of Farfalle pasta
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6.5 oz bottle of marinated artichoke quarters, drained
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 tsp lemon rind
  • pepper, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • cherry tomatoes, in halves to garnish


Step 1

Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

In a large pan add olive oil, onions, garlic and saute until onions are translucent. Add artichoke quarters, garbanzo beans, lemon rind and juice, salt and pepper and let simmer over medium heat for five minutes. Add drained pasta, mix well.

Step 3

Garnish with halved cherry tomatoes and freshly grated pepper.

"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy. My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy, 'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways... we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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Comments (6)

  1. posted by Katie on June 18, 2012

    I use to make a dish like this but instead of artichokes (which I love) I used asparagus! It is a great warm outside dish! I’ve been spoiled by pressure cooked garbanzo beans so I can never go back to canned so this dish does take a lil planning for me! I’ll be soaking beans tonight to make this tomorrow! Yum thanks!!!

  2. posted by Holly on June 25, 2012

    Another winning recipe! My variations were:

    – replaced artichokes with broccoli

    – I did not cook anything other than the pasta and broccoli (I prefer steamed/boiled broccoli to raw). Like Katie, I don’t use canned beans so I soaked and warmed my beans in a crockpot beforehand. I’m all about using less pots and pans than necessary and this recipe turns out great even without cooking the other ingredients.

    – sprinkled some nutritional yeast on top

    • posted by Toni on June 25, 2012

      Holly, that sounds delightful. I think I might try it that way, too! Thanks for the tips.

    • posted by Lorna McCarthy on December 2, 2016

      Thanks for the broccoli idea. But I’ve no idea what the beans are.

  3. posted by Timber on October 26, 2013

    I just made this and its incredible! Any idea on how many calories per serving?


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