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Pasta Salad with Broccoli and Grapes

Pasta Salad with Broccoli and Grapes
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8
Enjoy this delicious pasta salad made using broccoli and grapes – a wonderful dinner.
Updated February 14, 2013

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

Steps

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

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