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Pasta And Broccoli Salad

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Pasta and broccoli salad is a fresh and light pasta salad made with vegetables. With added cheese to taste, the pasta and broccoli salad is herbed with marjoram and flavored with garlic. Tossed and chilled, it also has nuts in it for an added crunch.
Ingredients
  Oriental sesame oil 1 Tablespoon
  Red wine vinegar 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried marjoram 1 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Broccoli florets 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Elbow macaroni/Fusilli/rotelle/medium size pasta shells 8 Ounce
  Sweet red pepper 1 Small, cored, seeded, and cut into strips 2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide
  Yellow onion 1 Small, sliced thin
  Swiss cheese 2 Ounce, cut into strips 2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide
  Walnuts 1 Tablespoon, chopped
Directions

To make the dressing, combine the sesame oil, vinegar, marjoram, garlic, and black pepper in a large heatproof bowl and whisk to mix; set aside.
Cook the broccoli for 3 minutes in a large kettle of boiling unsalted water; scoop out with a small strainer, shake to remove excess water, and add to the dressing.
In the same kettle of boiling water, cook the macaroni according to package directions, omitting the salt.
Drain well and add to the broccoli, along with the red pepper, onion, cheese, and walnuts.
Toss well, cover, and refrigerate until needed.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Chilling
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Healthy

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