Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad




Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 (16-oz.) package farfalle (bow-tie) pasta
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
  • 8 cooked bacon slices, crumbled

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.

2. Prepare pasta according to package directions.

3. Meanwhile, cut broccoli florets from stems, and separate florets into small pieces using tip of a paring knife. Peel away tough outer layer of stems, and finely chop stems.

4. Whisk together mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; add broccoli, hot cooked pasta, and grapes, and stir to coat. Cover and chill 3 hours. Stir bacon and pecans into salad just before serving.


original recipe: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/broccoli-grape-pasta-salad-50400000115388/

4 Responses to "Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad"

  1. Has anyone made this and left out the sugar? Not sure what purpose the sugar would serve.

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  2. Has anyone made this and left out the sugar? Not sure what purpose the sugar would serve.

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  3. Has anyone made this and left out the sugar? Not sure what purpose the sugar would serve.

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  4. While I didn't cut it entirely out, I reduced it by taste. This is to give the red wine vinegar or rice vinegar some depth. I reduce sugar in virtually all recipes!

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