Broccoli-Walnut Mostaccioli Salad

Mostaccioli pasta flavored with herb-and-garlic sauce mixed by adding broccoli flowerets and walnuts gives you this tasty salad – a delicious side dish.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked mostaccioli pasta (6 ounces)
1
envelope (0.75 ounce) herb-and-garlic sauce mix or 1 envelope (0.5 ounce) pesto sauce mix
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
1/4
cup balsamic or red wine vinegar
2
cups broccoli flowerets
1
cup chopped walnuts
1/2
cup sliced ripe olives
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain. Mix sauce mix, oil and vinegar.
  • 2 Toss pasta, sauce mixture and remaining ingredients in large glass or plastic bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.

Expert Tips

The unique flavor and color of this salad can be attributed to the balsamic vinegar. Balsamic is imported from Italy and has a full bodied,slightly sweet flavor and rich reddish brown color. Available in kitchen specialty shops and some large supermarkets, it is definitely worth the extra cost.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
680
(
Calories from Fat
350),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
39g
39%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
830mg
830%;
Total Carbohydrate
63g
63%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.