Greek Broccoli Pasta Salad

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
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Greek Broccoli Pasta Salad combines tender fusilli pasta with fresh vegetables and a tangy herb dressing.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Keyword broccoli salad, Pasta Salad

Ingredients

Broccoli Pasta Salad-

  • 7 quarts of water divided
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups ice
  • 4 cups broccoli florets cut into 1-inch pieces (8 ounces)
  • 1 pound fusilli pasta
  • 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper 1/2-inch dice
  • ½ cup diced red onion ¼-inch dice
  • ½ cup kalamata olives sliced
  • ¼ cup crumbled Feta cheese

Dressing-

  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a large pot add 6 quarts of water and 1 tablespoon salt, and then bring water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Add the broccoli florets and cook until bright green in color and crisp-tender, about 1 to 2 minutes. Do not discard the water.
  3. Transfer broccoli to a bowl filled with 4 cups (1 quart) water and 4 cups ice to stop the cooking process, about 5 minutes. Drain the broccoli well.

  4. Return water to a boil, add pasta and cook, stirring as needed until tender, about 9 to 11 minutes.
  5. Drain pasta and rinse with cool water for 10 seconds, leaving the noodles slightly wet.
  6. In a large serving bowl toss together pasta, broccoli, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, and olives.

  7. Sprinkle crumbled feta on top of broccoli pasta salad.
  8. In a medium sized bowl whisk together red wine vinegar, mustard, honey, garlic, oregano, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper.

  9. Slowly drizzle in olive oil and whisk until a thickened dressing is formed. If not using right away, which again before adding to the salad.
  10. Toss pasta salad with dressing or serve on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Broccoli Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 392 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 513mg 21%
Potassium 384mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 10.8%
Vitamin C 76%
Calcium 6.8%
Iron 8.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.