Garden Pasta Salad Recipe

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Garden Pasta Salad

Karen Stewart

By
@newmom42

This is a pretty and tasty salad. I have found the longer it has to chill the better it tastes, but oh its hard to resist sometimes. I don't know where I got the recipe, but its definitely a keeper.


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Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

1 c
mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4 c
chopped parsley
1 tsp
crushed, dried basil leaves
1
minced garlic clove
1
8 oz pkg mild natural cheddar cheese, cut into chunks
2 c
broccoli "flowers", cooked
1 c
tri-colored corkscrew noodles, cooked and drained (about 4 oz)
1/2 c
chopped nuts, optional
2
medium tomatoes, cut into thin wedges (for garnish)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine salad dressing or mayonnaise, parsley, basil and garlic. Mix well. Add cheese, broccoli and noodles and mix lightly. Chill.
2
To serve: Put salad on pretty platter and arrange tomato wedges around platter. Sprinkle salad with nuts if desired.
3
Note: The only cooking involved with this recipe is with preparing the noodles and broccoli. To lower the fat content of this dish use low fat mayonnaise and low fat cheese.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads, Other Salads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy