Bow Tie Broccoli Salad

"This can be made a variety of ways. You can omit the bow tie pasta and just have the veggies and or add/delete as desired. I think I like it so well because it's somewhat sweet. Feel free to improvise as needed for taste."
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
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  • Cut up into bite size pieces the broccoli and cauliflower.
  • Boil noodles and rinse under cold water.
  • Drain well.
  • Fry the bacon crispy and cut up fine.
  • Mix the mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar and add to your veggies, cheese and raisins.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours for flavors to blend.

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  1. FrenchBunny
    Had this for lunch today. Really good stuff. I didn't add raisins to mine and used all brocoli. I did use the tri color pasta. Was delicious and colorful. I cut the recipe in half and it served 2 of us for lunch and not a whole lot each but just enough because I had it with soup. I don't know how it would of served 6. But it was yummy stuff. Made for the Holiday Tag Fall '09
  2. Boxergurl
    Love it!! I wanted to add raisins, but my hubby was in charge of the list that night, and didn't think to mention them because HE doesn't like them. I'm sure they would have been great in this!! I made this with all broccoli, and also used the green onions. Subbed Splenda for the sugar, used low fat mayo, low fat cheese, whole wheat pasta, and only used 6 slices of center cut bacon instead of a pound of regular. Tastes great with all of the low fat substitutions. Thanks for sharing this great recipe! Oh forgot to mention, I did add some salt and pepper to the dressing.
  3. Kiwi Kathy
    What a great salad. Quick and delicious. I didn't add quite as much sugar as the recipe said and also gently roasted the sunflower seeds before adding. Made for the Aussie / Kiwi Recipe Swap 32.
  4. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    You have a winner here, I had to stop eating this, or we wouldn't have any left! I pulled some nice fresh broccoli from the garden and this coupled perfectly with the bacon, sunflower seed, cheddar cheese, and the dressing all mixed completely with the bow-tie pasta! Thank goodness we have none left, or I would still be chomping down! Made for *Everyday is a Holiday* August 2009.
  5. WiGal
    Perfect in every respect! A nice combo of veggies and pasta, served mine with crab cakes. Thanks CoffeeB for posting. Made for Everyday is a Holiday!



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