Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A quick, light and flavorful side dish for any cookout or summer meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk first 6 ingredients together to prepare the dressing mix, set aside.
  2. Cook the pasta of your choice.
  3. While pasta is cooking, chop broccoli and blanch for 2 minutes.
  4. Combine cooked pasta, blanched broccoli, chopped red pepper and sliced green onion.
  5. Pour dressing mix on top of pasta mixture; toss to coat.
  6. Chill until ready to serve.
  7. **Note: Preparation can be accomplished while pasta is cooking, making this a very quick dish**.
Most Helpful

This is a great salad and it's quick to make. I added a few grinds of sea salt to the dressing and also added I few sprigs of fresh basil, chopped, for added color and flavor. Delicious!!

lisahultz January 31, 2013

Fantastic! I used a high quality balsamic(a much sweeter vinegar), doubled the recipe, omitted parmesan (making it vegan), added green bell pepper and subbed a sweet Vidalia onion for the green. I too added salt. I received a ton of compliments on this at a picnic and it will be a new staple for me. Everyone seems to LOVE it!

erin.edwards August 27, 2009

This is really refreshing. I did add a bit of salt because it tasted kind of bland, but to each his own. I will make again. Co-workers enjoyed it. I served it with the "Tandoori Chicken". I didn't have any broccoli, so I added peas and carrots.

mightyro_cooking4u April 24, 2009