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Amazing Salad Pasta For Your BBQ Gatherings This Weekend!

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I have to share with you guys this amazing Pasta Salad that I make for every event we go to! From Christmas parties to BBQ’s during the summer it’s a big hit. And even the leftovers are spot on (and I don’t care for leftover anything!)! So if you’re still looking for a great side dish to take to your 4th of July gathering, check this out!

Broccoli, Grape & Pasta Salad

1 cup chopped pecans
½ (16oz) package bow-tie pasta
1 pd fresh broccoli
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup diced red onion
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
2 cups seedless red grapes (halved)
8 cooked bacon slices (crumbled)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, cut broccoli florets from stems, and separate florets into small pieces using tip of a parking knife. Peel away tough outer layer of steams and finely chop stems. 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.

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