Broccoli Grape Pasta Salad - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Broccoli Grape Pasta Salad

Servings:Makes 16 servingsServing Size:1/2 cup


  • ¾ cup diced pecans
  • 8 ounces whole grain pasta (bow tie or other type)
  • 5 slices turkey bacon
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli
  • ¾ cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.
  3. Prepare 8 ounces of pasta according to package directions.
  4. Cook bacon according to package directions. Cool and crumble into small pieces.
  5. Cut the broccoli florets from stems and separate florets into small pieces using the tip of a paring knife.
  6. Slice 2 cups of grapes into halves.
  7. Whisk together mayonnaise, honey, diced red onion and vinegar in a large mixing bowl. Add broccoli, cooked pasta and grapes; stir to coat.
  8. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
  9. Stir in bacon crumbles and diced pecans just before serving.
Source: Plate it up! Kentucky Proud Project.

160 calories; 7g fat;  1g saturated fat;  5mg cholesterol; 125mg sodium; 24g carbohydrate; 3g fiber; 9g sugars; 4g protein.