Like Spanish potato salad, Spanish pasta has a distinctly Mediterranean flavor, and is fresh-tasting and easy to make. Bow tie pasta, mayonnaise, fresh tomatoes, olives, pickles and onion are tossed with vegetables. Add a can of tuna to the mix and you have a great-tasting Spanish take on pasta salad.
- Cook the bow tie pasta. Drain, rinse and cool for 10 minutes. Refrigerate pasta for at least an hour.
- While pasta is cooling, prepare the rest of the ingredients. Cut tomatoes into wedges. Slice green pepper into strips, about an inch and a half. Slice pickles into half, lengthwise. Drain the tuna and carrots. Slice the red onion thinly. Cut olives in half.
- Once the pasta is chilled, combine all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Then, toss the ingredients with the pasta. Serve cold as a first course or side dish.