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

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Pasta & Broccoli salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rotelle pasta dry
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • Creamy Lemon Dressing
  • 1/8 Cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or sour-cream
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 2 Teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar optional
  • 1/2 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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    Laurie's

    Where do we find a recipe for your creamy lemon dressing?
    So many ads, I can’t even get to the main recipe! Sounds Cool.

    Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    This pasta salad looks amazing! And that lemon dressing is the perfect finishing touch! 🙂 Pinned!

    Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Love the combination of this pasta salad! The dressing sounds amazing, too! Pinned!

    Joanne

    This is my kind of pasta salad! I love that it is stuffed with so many veggies! And that the dressing is tangy as opposed to sweet. Nothing weirds me out more than sweet pasta salad dressing.

      Layla

      I’ve never been a fan of sweet dressing as well. I don’t know what it is about it but I like my salads nice and zesty.

    Erin | The Law Student's Wife

    What a lovely light spring lunch!! Love all of the fresh veggies.

    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    Pasta salad is a favorite of mine. This salad with that fresh bright green broccoli looks amazing!! Beautiful photos, they make me want some now. 😀

      Layla

      I just love pasta too! Glad you liked it Cindy 🙂

    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron

    Yum! I adore pasta salads!

    Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    This is such a lovely simple idea, and that dressing really rocks! It’s ridiculous that I’ve never really thought of using Greek yoghurt in a dressing, but it’s perfect!

      Layla

      Yeah, it’s simple and tastes really good! I’m sure you will love it Helen 🙂

        Donna

        Hi Layla,
        I want to try this recipe because it looks delicious. I have one quick question. Is it plain greek yougurt that you use or vanilla?
        Thanks!

          Layla @ Brunch Time Baker

          It’s plain Greek yogurt! 🙂

            Donna

            That is what I thought. Just wanted to make sure.
            Thank you.

          Donna

          Made this today! It is delicious!! Whole family loved it! Used whole wheat pasta to make it even healthier! So good! Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂

    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    I just love pasta salads like these. So light and refreshing in the spring. That creamy lemon dressing sounds delicious!

      Layla

      It really is, I’m sure your going to love it Natalie! 🙂

    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    This salad looks unbelievable!!

    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    OHH I love simple Pasta salads, and this is perfect for spring! Love that you used some Greek Yogurt! Hope you had a great Easter girlfriend! Pinned 🙂