Mediterranean Broccoli Pasta Salad


We've loaded this healthy pasta salad with vegetables and flavors of the Mediterranean. Sun-dried tomatoes and a touch of lemon zest jazz up the dressing, while tender-crisp broccoli florets cook alongside the pasta, making assembly (and cleanup!) a breeze.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
10 cups


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat farfalle pasta

  • 6 cups broccoli florets

  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper

  • ¼ cup chopped red onion

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise

  • ½ cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. Place a large bowl of ice water near the stove. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli to the water during the final 2 minutes of cook time. Drain the pasta and broccoli; transfer to the ice water. Drain well. Transfer to a large bowl; add bell pepper, onion, parsley and basil.

  2. Combine mayonnaise, sun-dried tomatoes, lemon zest, oregano, salt and crushed red pepper in a small bowl. Add to the pasta mixture; toss to coat.


To make ahead: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

222 Calories
14g Fat
22g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size about 1 cup
Calories 222
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Vitamin A 1705IU 34%
Vitamin C 57mg 63%
Folate 52mcg 13%
Sodium 251mg 11%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Magnesium 51mg 12%
Potassium 312mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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