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Pasta Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

 Pasta Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
This pasta salad is frequently requested at family get-togethers. The poppy seed dressing is also delicious in coleslaw or with a tossed salad.
16-18 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

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

Directions

  • 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

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Pasta Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: 16-18 servings.
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.