Pasta Salad with Broccoli and Grapes

Enjoy this delicious pasta salad made using broccoli and grapes – a wonderful dinner.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

4
cups uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (8 oz)
1
lb fresh broccoli
1
cup mayonnaise
1/3
cup sugar
1/3
cup chopped red onion
1/3
cup red wine vinegar
1
teaspoon salt
2
cups seedless red grapes, cut in half
1
cup chopped pecans
8
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
Freshly ground pepper, if desired
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cut broccoli florets from stems; separate florets into small pieces using tip of paring knife. Peel away tough outer layer of stems; finely chop stems.
  • 3 In large bowl, mix mayonnaise, sugar, onion, vinegar and salt with whisk. Add broccoli fl orets and stems, grapes and hot cooked pasta; stir to coat. Cover; refrigerate 3 hours.
  • 4 Sprinkle pecans in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until nuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until golden brown.
  • 5 Just before serving, stir pecans and bacon into salad. Sprinkle with pepper.

Expert Tips

Cook the pasta al dente so it’s firm enough to hold its own when tossed with the tangy-sweet dressing.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
34%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Sodium
650mg
650%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Vegetable; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.