Sunny Broccoli Pasta Salad

Add pasta to an already popular broccoli, bacon, raisin and sunflower salad, and what do you get? Pasta-bilities!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Dressing

1/2
cup light mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/3
cup milk
1
tablespoon cider vinegar
2
teaspoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt

Salad

5
oz. (1 1/2 cups) uncooked pasta nuggets (radiatore)
8
slices bacon
2
cups small broccoli florets
1
cup small cauliflower florets
1/4
cup chopped red onion
1/4
cup golden raisins
3
tablespoons shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1 In small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients; blend with wire whisk until smooth. Refrigerate while cooking pasta.
  • 2 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon.
  • 4 In large bowl, combine cooked pasta, bacon and all remaining salad ingredients. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes to blend flavors.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 3/4 Cup
    Calories
    210
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    390mg
    390%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    22g
    22%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    45%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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