Cauliflower and Broccoli Pasta Salad

    3 hours 25 minutes

    A nice vegetable pasta salad, great as a side dish at a barbecue or on a summer evening. Easy to make and delicious.

    25 people made this

    Serves: 5 

    • 2 cups coloured spiral pasta
    • 1 cup baby carrots, sliced
    • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
    • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
    • 1 cup cauliflower, chopped
    • 1/4 cup chopped green capsicum
    • 300g Ranch salad dressing

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:3hours chilling  ›  Ready in:3hours25min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. Place cooked pasta in a large bowl and combine with sliced baby carrots, broccoli, red onion, cauliflower, green capsicum and ranch dressing; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for several hours.

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    This was a wonderful salad!! I have made it several times. It is good on hot days or when you want it to work as a side dish. Although I only used regular rotini noodles instead of the colored ones, I am willing to try both. It is also a tasty way to get kids to eat their vegetables!! Mine loved it!! Also, I brought it to a recent family reunion and I had none to bring back home with me! Thank you Melissa!  -  27 Jun 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I was skeptical...but this was GREAT. I used all leftovers from the fridge -- spaghetti noodles, steamed carrots and cauliflower. I omitted the onion (didn't want) and brocolli (didn't have), substituted red bell pepper for green, and used lowfat "parmesan peppercorn ranch" dressing. I've been dieting and made this for a quick lunch yesterday. Give it a try. The pasta really mellows out the peppercorn taste in the dressing. I'll save all my leftover dinner veggies from now on to use in this salad!  -  09 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We didn't really like this recipe. The Ranch just didn't appeal to us and we are a family of Ranch dressing eaters. I won't make again.  -  01 Nov 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)