Broccoli, Grape and Pasta Salad

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Broccoli, Grape and Pasta Salad
Submitted by: Barb Hemphill

 Prep Time: 20 minutes
 Cook Time: N/A
 Servings: 8-10 servings


Ingredients:


  • 1 C chopped pecans
  • 1/2 (16oz) package farfalle (bowtie) pasta
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli
  • 1 C mayonnaise
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1/3 C diced red onion
  • 1/3 C red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 C seedless red grapes, halved
  • 8 cooked bacon slices, crumbled


Directions:


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

Prepare pasta according to package directions.

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.

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.