Italian Broccoli Pasta Salad Recipe
Italian Broccoli Pasta Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Italian Broccoli Pasta Salad Recipe

Be the first to add a review
Publisher Photo
"I've served this dish at our children's graduation parties, and everyone has asked for the recipe," Loretta Conrey notes from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The chilled pasta salad is perfect for a picnic or potluck. Dressed with a light coating of reduced-fat salad dressing, it's chock-full of good-for-you cauliflower, carrot and broccoli bits.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked spiral pasta
  • 2 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup creamy Italian salad dressing
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 0g sugar total.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe dish, combine the cauliflower, broccoli, carrot and water. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Immediately place vegetables in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, vegetable mixture, water chestnuts, olives and onion. In a small bowl, combine the salad dressing, dill and salt. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 10 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Italian Pasta Salad in Light & Tasty August/September 2004, p14

Reviews for Italian Broccoli Pasta Salad

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Loading Image