* To toast almonds, spread evenly on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F. for 5 to 7 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring occasionally. Or, spread almonds in thin layer in microwave-safe pie pan. Microwave on HIGH for 4 to 7 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring frequently.
This large-quantity recipe makes a wonderful buffet dish.
Bow tie pasta is called farfalle ("little butterflies") in Italian.
For a buffet, spoon the salad into a shallow rectangular or oval serving dish. Arrange a row of paper-thin lemon slices down the center or around the edges and accent with sprigs of fresh mint.