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quick broccoli & roasted red pepper pasta salad

a recipe by
Lauren Conforti

I threw this together with what I had on hand and it was very tasty! I paired it with my Crispy & Juicy Fried Chicken. Mmm, just right for a picnic! This is also wonderful for Holiday dinners as the broccoli & red peppers stay a beautiful bright red & green!

serves 4-6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For quick broccoli & roasted red pepper pasta salad

  • 1/2 lb
    pasta of choice. (i used bow ties)
  • 1/2
    head of broccoli, chopped very small, including some of the stems
  • 1/2 jar
    roasted red peppers, diced very small
  • romano basil vinaigrette (or robust italian dressing of choice)

How To Make quick broccoli & roasted red pepper pasta salad

  • 1
    Cook Pasta according to package until al dente.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, chop the broccoli and dice the roasted red peppers.
  • 3
    Steam (or microwave) broccoli until just turned bright green.
  • 4
    When pasta is done, drain well & put in a bowl.
  • 5
    Add in the broccoli & roasted red peppers. Coat well with the vinaigrette. Mix thoroughly.
  • 6
    Place bowl in the refrigerator to chill. Add a little more vinaigrette before serving, if needed.