Broccoli Grape Pasta Salad

June 1, 2013

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Broccoli Grape Pasta Salad – packed with tender pasta, rich bacon, sweet grapes, and crunchy broccoli and pecans.

And it’s all coated with a delicious dressing!

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This pasta salad recipe is easy to make and always sure to impress at summer lunches and parties!

It has simple yet perfectly delicious flavors that all blend so well together. A must try recipe!

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Broccoli Grape Pasta Salad

Such a refreshing summertime pasta salad. Perfect for potlucks or as a side to grilled chicken.
Servings: 8
Prep20 minutes
Cook10 minutes
Chill2 hours
Ready in: 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz bow-tie pasta , cooked to al dente according to directions listed on package
  • 1 1/2 lbs broccoli , crowns chopped into small pieces and majority of stems discarded or reserved for another use (about 4 cups)
  • 2/3 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt (I used Chobani non-fat)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise (full fat)
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 cups grapes , chopped into halves
  • 1 cup toasted pecans , chopped
  • 8 slices bacon , cooked and chopped

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together plain Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, agave, salt and red onion.
  • Place cooked pasta and chopped broccoli in a large mixing bowl and pour Greek yogurt mixture over top and toss to evenly coat.
  • Cover bowl with lid or plastic wrap, transfer to refrigerator and chill 2 hours. Toss in chopped grapes, toasted pecans and cooked bacon just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Grape Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 426mg19%
Potassium 497mg14%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 573IU11%
Vitamin C 78mg95%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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18 Comments

  • Laurie

    Just wanted you to know we call this the CRACK SALAD. Very addictive. We also call it the FOUR HOUR salad. Estimate time from start to last dish washed. I have people request this salad and last night I took a triple batch to a church function and once again everyone wants the recipe. Thank you for posting it.

  • Jessica

    Just wanted to let you know- I’m a biologist and have recently done some research on agave – while it is great as a tasty, mild flavored sweetener, it is actually very high in fructose. it’s basically nature’s version of high fructose syrup. fructose is not good for us because it has to be proccessed by the liver before it is used up and is stored as fat more easily than sugars which have a higher concentration of glucose. it also contributes to the fat which surrounds our organs which is a real health threat. plain sugar is actually lower in fructose so may be a better option, but maple syrup, honey, and stevia seem to be the best choices for natural sweeteners, especially for diabetics or those trying to lose weight. hope this helps!

  • Shelby O

    Do you happen to have the nutrition facts for this. Gonna put it into myfitnesspal.