Broccoli, Grape and Pasta Salad

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Tammy Raynes

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@Tammy_Raynes

If you're a broccoli salad fan, you'll love the combination of these colorful ingredients. Cook the pasta al dente so it's firm enough to hold its own when tossed with the tangy-sweet salad dressing.

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Serves:
6 to 8
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
3 Hr
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1/2 pkg
    (16-oz) bow-tie pasta
  • 1 lb
    fresh broccoli
  • 1 c
    mayonnaise
  • 1/3 c
    sugar
  • 1/3 c
    diced red onion
  • 1/3 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2 c
    seedless red grapes, halved
  • 8
    cooked bacon slices, crumbled

How to Make Broccoli, Grape and Pasta Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.
  2. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, cut broccoli florets from stems, and separate florets into small pieces using tip of a paring knife. Peel away tough outer layer of stems, and finely chop stems.
  4. Whisk together mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; add broccoli, hot cooked pasta, and grapes, and stir to coat. Cover and chill for 3 hours. Stir bacon and pecans into salad just before serving.

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About Broccoli, Grape and Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American




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