Tangy Broccoli Pasta Salad

Linda Dalton

By
@Stripey

This is a simple veggie salad with penne pasta. The dressing is creamy, a little sweet and a bit tart- All the flavor combinations I love. And it's rather figure friendly because there is very little pasta. Just enough to make you feel like you're indulging!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Broil

Ingredients

6 slice
cooked bacon chopped
1 medium
head broccoli cut into bite size florets
1/2 c
uncooked penne pasta
2
scallions chopped 1/2 inch
1/2 c
pitted kalamata olives halved
1/3 c
raisins (optional)
1
roasted pepper chopped into 1 inch pieces

DRESSING

1/4 c
rice vinegar
1/2 c
light mayonnaise
2 Tbsp
splenda or sugar
1/8 tsp
freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp
kosher salt

Step-By-Step

1Cook penne according to package directions. While penne is cooking microwave broccoli florets on high for 2-1/2 minutes with a few tablespoons of water and a pinch of salt. Let broccoli cool and drain. When penne is done, rinse with cool water and drain. Place all salad ingredients in large bowl and get ready to make the dressing.

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2Combine all dressing ingredients in medium size bowl and mix with a whisk to remove any lumps. Add to salad and toss/mix well. Cover and chill to let the flavors meld.

3Serve as a side with burgers or sandwiches, or do what I do, roll in Bibb lettuce leaves and take a big bite!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy