Pasta Salad with Broccoli and Grapes

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Servings: 8
  • Rating:
Enjoy this delicious pasta salad made using broccoli and grapes – a wonderful dinner.

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

Directions

Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.

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.

In large bowl, mix mayonnaise, sugar, onion, vinegar and salt with whisk. Add broccoli florets and stems, grapes and hot cooked pasta; stir to coat. Cover; refrigerate 3 hours.

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.

Just before serving, stir pecans and bacon into salad. Sprinkle with pepper.