Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Broccoli and Cauliflower Bowtie Pasta Salad

I threw this together for Memorial Day, everyone loved it, asked me to make it again and asked for the recipe. So was GOOD! :-)

Broccoli-Cauliflower Bowtie Pasta Salad
1 (16 oz) package Bowtie pasta, cook according to package directions. Rinse and cool.
1 head of broccoli, washed and cut into flowerets
1 head of cauliflower, washed and cut into flowerets
1 lb. bacon, cooked crisply and crumbled. 
1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
**Easy way to crumble bacon. Cook. Cool. Place in plastic ziploc bag. Chill. Then while still in the bag crush the bacon with your hands. Easy and mess free!

1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup milk
1 cup mayo
3 tbsp. white vinegar
3 tbsp. lemon juice
Mix together. This can chill a day ahead to let the flavors mingle. 

Add vegetables and pasta to LARGE bowl. Pour dressing over veggies and pasta. Toss well. Right before serving add bacon. Toss. And sprinkle with cheese.

**My broccoli and cauliflower heads were quite large so I made up a little more dressing, just because it didn't look "saucy" enough. So, I made the above dressing recipe and then another "half" of dressing. I halved all ingredients  EXCEPT THE SUGAR. DID NOT USE ANY MORE SUGAR! So it was-
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper (I never measure this! eyeball it)
1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. mayo
1 1/2 tbsp. white vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice

Do you like? Will you make it? Let me know! :-)

1 comment:

  1. i think i will have to be served very cold cause it is so hot (and smoky) here sorry about your table...thank you for visiting Cre8tive Compass and commenting...we love that!!! XOXOX