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Hope's Colorful Pasta Salad

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"This is a wonderful side at any BBQ."
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9 h servings 322
Original recipe yields 24 servings (18 cups)


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  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in the pasta, and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked through, but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Rinse with cool water; drain well in a colander set in the sink; set aside to cool completely.
  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan, and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover, and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the broccoli, recover, and steam until bright green and still crisp, about 2 minutes. Remove the broccoli and rinse well with cold water until cold; drain.
  3. Stir together the onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, the cooled pasta, and the cooled broccoli in a large bowl. Whisk together the mayonnaise, red wine vinegar dressing, and dry mustard. Pour the dressing over the pasta and vegetables; stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 322 calories; 18.1 33.6 6.5 7 280 Full nutrition

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i didnt have the broccoli but i kept everything else pretty true to the recipe. i dont think i used 2 cups of mayo but i probably used more than 8 oz of the salad dressing. i used a home made ve...

Holy pasta salad, Batman! This makes a TON of pasta salad (I'm already making a mental list of dinner invitees so it doesn't go to waste!). If you're making this for a family dinner, you'll pr...

This is a great recipe. I only added steamed broccoli flowerets and red onion to the tricolor pasta. Also made my own vinaigrette using red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and f...

This was a little to vinegar-y for me so I added about 1/4 sugar and that made an improvement. Overall, it was good.