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Pasta Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe
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Pasta Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

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This pasta salad is frequently requested at family get-togethers. The poppy seed dressing is also delicious in coleslaw or with a tossed salad.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:16-18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16-18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) bow tie or small tube pasta
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 teaspoons poppy seeds

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 255 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse with cold water and drain. Place in a large bowl; add cheese, broccoli, carrots, cucumber, tomatoes and onions. In a blender, combine vinegar, sugar, garlic, onion, mustard and salt; gradually add oil, blending until smooth. Add poppy seeds. Pour over pasta mixture and toss. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: 16-18 servings.
Originally published as Pasta Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing in Country Extra September 1997, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 255 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 27, 2012

"The dressing is what really makes this salad. It has a great sweet-sour flavor that really goes well with the veggies, even without the pasta! I did try making this with whole-wheat pasta and didn't care for it as much...I think the pasta was too heavy for it. Any/all veggies work well--I've added zucchini & celery with great results."

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Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"I've been making this recipe for about 5 years now and it's always a hit; whether I make it for home or for a potluck. I like to use a whole grain pasta to make it little healthier."

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2010

"This is a salad I make often to take to pot lucks and barbeques. It is always a hit and people just love it. I am asked for the recipe often. It is easy to make and looks beautiful. I usually substitute the bowtie pasta with the tri color pasta, it makes it more colorful."

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