French Onion Pasta Salad

French Onion Pasta Salad

I could eat the whole bowl!
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  • 2 yellow onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 pound bow time pasta
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Garnish:  reserved caramelized onions & more fresh parsley


Slice the onions very thing into strips.  Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and add the olive oil and butter.  When the butter is melted add the onions.  Cook, stirring occasionally for 45-50 minutes. (Yes, a long time but so worth it)!  The onions will begin to really caramelize at 40 minutes or so.  Do not rush this process.  It will not be the same!

While the onions are caramelizing cook your pasta.  Drain and set aside. 

Also, mix the sour cream, mayo, white wine vinegar, parsley and soy sauce together for the dressing.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

When you are ready to assemble, pour the pasta into a large serving bowl.  Pour the dressing in as well as most of the caramelize onions, but do reserve some for topping. 

Garnish with leftover onions and extra parsley.