Capsicum and Broccoli Pasta Salad

Capsicum and Broccoli Pasta Salad


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This is a great springtime or summer dish for a party or a family picnic. I used this recipe to feed over 100 people and it went over fabulously.


Serves: 12 

  • 500g spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, chopped
  • 1 orange capsicum, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 head fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 2 cups (400ml) Italian-style salad dressing

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hours chilling  ›  Ready in:2hours35min 

  1. Cook spaghetti in a large pot with boiling salted water. Rinse with cool water, drain.
  2. Place grated Parmesan cheese, sesame and poppy seeds, seasoning salt, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chopped cucumber, onion, red and orange capsicum, tomatoes and broccoli in a large bowl.
  3. To large bowl add cooled pasta. Pour entire bottle of Italian dressing over pasta and vegetables. Mix well.
  4. Refrigerate pasta salad for at least 2 hours. Serve.

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