Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours 30 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings

If you're a broccoli salad fan, you'll love the combination of these colorful ingredients. Cook the pasta al dente so it's firm enough to hold its own when tossed with the tangy-sweet salad dressing.


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How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.

Step 2

Prepare pasta according to package directions.

Step 3

Meanwhile, cut broccoli florets from stems, and separate florets into small pieces using tip of a paring knife. Peel away tough outer layer of stems, and finely chop stems.

Step 4

Whisk together mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; add broccoli, hot cooked pasta, and grapes, and stir to coat. Cover and chill 3 hours. Stir bacon and pecans into salad just before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

osequin's Review

August 08, 2013
This was delicious- I love any type of broccoli salad. My only advice would be to reduce the amount of vinegar; it was a little too tangy for my liking.

nana4708's Review

August 13, 2014
This is best if eaten shortly after being made...didn't care for it after the 1st day.

PatiA2's Review

February 01, 2015
Delicious, easy to make. Just added a bit of curry for extra taste... perfect!


May 15, 2018
I made this a few year back and it was really delicious. Definitely make it again

Citylady2009's Review

April 28, 2012
Hi- This Broccoli, Grape and Pasta Salad is so good- the best I have ever made or eaten. I made this in a double batch and took it to a Women's club meeting, and I was a hit with this salad !!!!! Everyone latched on to the recipe......I told them where it came from. This is great !!!!!

goodfood4ursoul's Review

October 22, 2012
What a great healthy salad! The vegetarians at our tailgate party loved this! Did not have red wine vinegar, so I used balsamic vinegar instead and it was out of this world! Tip: fresh is always better- try to get fresh pecans- it makes a nice difference.

Jerlinej's Review

August 07, 2013
This is one of the best pasta salads I've ever eaten. I made it for our Life Group meeting and everyone raved about it. Will definitely make again and often.

JuliaK's Review

July 27, 2014

Smitty47's Review

June 18, 2012
This salad is outstanding! Will definitely make again and again. Didn't change anything!

csblair12's Review

March 13, 2012