Pasta & Broccoli Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Pasta & Broccoli Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing Happy Monday! The days just fly by don’t they..

Who’s ready to start spring with a refreshing spring salad?

Pasta & Broccoli Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

This pasta salad is made with fresh grape tomatoes (you can also use cherry tomatoes or just regular tomatoes chopped up), broccoli, black olives, and pasta of course.

Pasta & Broccoli Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

I topped it with a fresh homemade creamy lemon dressing. Have you ever heard of a creamy lemon dressing? I made this dressing today and boy it was delicious. It’s light, creamy and packed with an amazing lemon flavor.

I know homemade dressing might sound hard but it’s really easy to make. Whisk all the ingredients and your done! Didn’t I tell you it was going to be easy 🙂

Pasta & Broccoli Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Okay let’s get started cooking! First your going to want to boil some water and cook the pasta for 5-8 minutes or until it’s nice and soft; not to soft though because it will get sticky, trust me..

While the pasta is cooking go ahead and boil the broccoli as well but for no more than 1 minute. After you have drained the pasta and broccoli combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and pour some of that nice and creamy lemon dressing!

Pasta & Broccoli Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Pasta & Broccoli salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

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Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rotelle pasta (dry)
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • ¾ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup sliced black olives

  • Creamy Lemon Dressing
  • ⅛ Cup light mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt (or sour-cream)
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 2 Teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. First your going to want to boil some water and cook the pasta for 5-8 minutes or until it's nice and soft; not to soft though because it will get sticky, trust me..

  2. While the pasta is cooking go ahead and boil the broccoli as well but for no more than 1 minute. After you have drained the pasta and broccoli combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and pour some of that nice and creamy lemon dressing!

  3. Creamy Lemon Dressing
  4. Add all the ingredients to a bowl, whisk together and season to taste.You can add or reduce the milk to make the dressing thicker or lighter to taste.


  5. Salad can be stored in fridge for up to 3 days with or without dressing

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