Wednesday, August 18, 2010

broccoli pasta salad

We had a luncheon at our school last year, and someone brought this salad.  I searched the school for the maker of this salad so I could get the recipe for you!! I knew this would be a delicious recipe to post about!!

Here's what you'll need.

6 slices of bacon (I used pre-cooked)
20 ounces of fresh cheese-filled tortellini
1/2 of cup mayonaise
1/2 of cup sugar
2 teaspoons of cider vinegar
3 heads of fresh broccoli, cut into florets
1 cup of raisins (I use the golden raisins)
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 red onion, finely chopped (optional)

Microwave bacon, drain, crumble and set aside.  Cut broccoli and set aside.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil.  Cook the tortellini in boiling water for 8-10 minutes or until al dente.  Drain, and rinse under cold water.  
In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar to make the dressing.  In a large bowl, combine broccoli, tortellini, bacon, raisins, sunflower seeds and red onion .  Pour dressing over salad and toss.  
Mmmm Mmmm.....Enjoy!!


Lolly said...

I forgot about this salad. I really enjoyed it when you made it. We'll have to remember to make this again.