Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Cooking Thursday

We had a potluck at work this week and I brought this salad.  It's got an unusual mix of ingredients and is so good!  I got the recipe from Carrie of Northwoods Scrapbook. Her recipe called for pecans, but since I don't like them, I used almonds instead, so take your choice!  Thanks Carrie - it was a hit!

Broccoli and Grape Pasta Salad

8 ounces 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 slices bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
1 cup Fresh Gourmet honey roasted almonds

Cook pasta as directed on package, drain and rinse with cool water.
Cut broccoli florets from stems and separate into small pieces.
Whisk together mayonnaise, sugar, onion, vinegar and salt.
Stir together pasta, grapes and broccoli, then stir mayonnaise sauce in.
Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.  Stir almonds and bacon into salad immediately before serving.


Arlene @Nanaland said...

I will have some of that Mari!! Looks delish!

Mike Golch said...

sounds Yummy!!!!

Terri D said...

That looks and sounds delicious! I will copy this one for future reference! Thanks for sharing.

Betsy Brock said...

What a beautiful salad...sounds delish!

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh I love this salad. I've had before with pecans and without. Yummy!

Stephanie said...

Sounds delicious, my friend. I have had a grape and broccoli salad before, but never thought to add pasta - I love that idea and will have to try it soon.

Happy October! Hugs!

Sally said...

Now that really looks scrum-de-licious! :)


Jenny said...

Sounds heavenly. I've copied this and I will be making it. I love Cooking Thursdays. xoxo

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

I'm so happy you tried this, and so glad you liked it Mari! I thought that one was sure a keeper too! ;)
Almost TGIF - yay!
Blessings to ya my Dear. xoxo

Judy said...

Oh, that looks so good!

Amy at love made my home said...

Carrie has some great recipes doesn't she! xx

Cherdecor said...

This salad makes a lovely presentation. It looks really good!

Brooke said...


Bethany Carson said...

Mmmm...that looks delicious! Between your and Carrie's blogs I usually end up hungry after doing my blog reading for the day...ah, this blogosphere is a dangerous place!