LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this new salad recipe. It is a great twist to the typical broccoli salad. I made it for a preschool birthday lunch and we loved it. I finished up the rest when I got home! :)
Broccoli, Grape and Pasta Salad (adapted from Southern Living)
1 cup chopped pecans
8 oz bow-tie pasta
1 lb fresh broccoli
1 cup light mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup diced red onion
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
8 cooked bacon slices, crumbled ( I used 1 cup precooked crumbled bacon)
Preheat oven to 350. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes of until lightly toasted, stirring halfway through; Prepare pasta according to directions. Meanwhile, cut broccoli florets into small pieces using the tip of a paring knife. Whisk together mayonnaise, sugar, red onion, vinegar and salt. Add broccoli, hot cooked pasta and grapes, stirring to coat. Cover and chill at least 3 hours. Stir in pecans and bacon just before serving.
YUM! I have the ingredients and am making it for my mom's 65th birthday celebration tomorrow. I wanted a salad, but something different...this will hit the spot. Thanks for a grat recipe!
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