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Poppy Seed Pasta Salad

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


6 servings

Broccoli, cauliflower and sunflower kernels give this colorful salad an enticing crunch. You can add almost any vegetable that suits your fancy to this surprising simple recipe.


  • 1 package (12 ounces) tricolor spiral pasta
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 can (3.8 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1/4 cup julienned yellow summer squash
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) poppy seed salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup sunflower kernels


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. Transfer to a large serving bowl; add the tomatoes, olives, broccoli, cauliflower and squash. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Just before serving, sprinkle with sunflower kernels.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 576 calories, 30g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 601mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

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