Broccoli, Cherry Tomato, and Pasta Salad

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Mary Catherine Muir

Add some color, and flavor, to your pasta salad with broccoli and cherry tomatoes.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 1/2 cups)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 327
  • Calories from fat: 24%
  • Fat: 8.8g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 18.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 50g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 14mg
  • Iron: 4.3mg
  • Sodium: 768mg
  • Calcium: 248mg


  • Herb mixture:
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • Dressing:
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/3 cup 2% low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • Salad:
  • 7 cups small broccoli florets
  • 2 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups cooked medium seashell or rotini pasta (about 4 ounces uncooked pasta)
  • 1/2 cup minced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained, and halved


  1. To prepare herb mixture, combine first 6 ingredients on a cutting board; finely chop, and reserve 3 tablespoons. Set remaining herb mixture aside.
  2. To prepare the dressing, place the reserved 3 tablespoons herb mixture in a food processor. Drop 2 garlic cloves through the food chute with food processor on; process until minced. Add cottage cheese and next 6 ingredients (cottage cheese through dash of pepper) to food processor; process until smooth. Stir in feta.
  3. To prepare salad, steam broccoli, covered, 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Cool. Combine remaining herb mixture, broccoli, mushrooms, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Pour dressing over salad; toss well.
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