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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. ...MORE+ LESS-

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

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  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
% Daily Value
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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