Broccoli Pasta Salad

The holidays are coming and there is nothing better than to have a salad prepared and ready to serve. This recipe was handed down to me from my mother, who was a terrific cook.  This was one of her favorite salads and is perfect for entertaining.  Serve with warm crusty rolls for lunch, serve with grilled meat or fish and you have a dinner entree.

broccoli pasta salad

 

 

 

 

 

Broccoli Pasta Salad

6 tablespoons canola oil

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoons sesame oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 # fusilli pasta, cooked and drained

3 cups chopped broccoli, blanched

1 10 oz. package frozen peas, thawed and drained

1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds

1 large green onion, chopped

1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Combine first four ingredients in a small container, mix throughly.  Pour over cooked pasta, add remaining ingredients and combine. Serve at room temperature.  Serves 6 – 8.

 

 

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