Garden Pasta Salad

"This is a yummy recipe that my mom got off the back of a Miracle Whip jar years ago. :)"
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  • Combine dressing, parsley, basil, and garlic; mix well.
  • Add cheese, broccoli, and noodles; mix lightly.
  • Chill.
  • Spoon on salad plate; surround with tomatoes.

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  1. This was a great salad lunch. I used veggie spirals and added some onion and salt as well. I also used 1/2 mayo and 1/2 cup miracle whip for personal preference. I didn't have any cubed cheddar so I used shredded. We enjoyed this for lunch today and will have enough leftover to eat with our dinner tonight. Thanks so much for sharing.
  2. A taste sensation! Loved all components of this wonderful, full of taste cooling salad. I used my fresh grape tomatoes from the garden, fresh parsley, and fresh basil. I picked some fresh succulent broccoli off the broccoli plant and this was just a hit, and will make this for "Saturday Lunch" at the farm. Added a bit of onion and salt. Just great, and I thank you so much, SweetsLady! Made for *Pet Parade* July 2008.
  3. I made this tonight as a side for dinner, and plan to have the leftovers tomorrow for lunch. Apart from being delicious, I really appreciate being able to make a salad ahead without it going soggy, and I know I will depend on this recipe often in the summer. I made two Miracle Whip, so I used mayonnaise and added a pinch of sugar, as I believe that Miracle Whip is sweeter, and I added a chopped green onion to increase the herbal notes. Thanks for submitting this delightful salad.
  4. YUMMY! It was a little "mayo-e" for me, but still VERY good. I think next time I'll add some paprika too. I used whole wheat veggie tri-color pasta and mild cheddar cheese cubes (they didn't have sharp). Bet it will taste even better tomorrow! Thanks for posting this keeper! It's easy, quick and filling!
  5. My daughter couldn't get enough of this salad. I liked the flavor from the fresh parsley. Thank you SweetsLady.


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