We used farfalle pasta because of its ability to hold on to the dish’s light sauce. Farfalle is a type of pasta commonly known as ‘bow-tie pasta’, the name is derived from the Italian word farfalle for ‘butterfly’. The bow tie shape of farfalle noodles catches sauce and seasoning in the center folds of the pasta's unique shape. It works well in both warm dishes and cold pasta salads, particularly for lighter sauces. Cooking farfalle so it is al dente, or has a firm texture, helps the pasta hold its shape and allows sauces to cling to it more easily. It’s cold outside, but hopefully this fresh pasta dish will help remind you of those warm summer days!