• 1 box Rotini Pasta
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (light or regular)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 cups chopped, raw broccoli (about 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled, cooked bacon
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion or sliced green onion
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots (optional)

1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water until completely cooled; drain again. Place in large bowl.

2. Meanwhile, for dressing, in small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar;  set aside.

3. Add broccoli, cheese, sunflower seeds, bacon and onion to pasta. Toss to combine. Add dressing; toss until coated. Refrigerate, covered, until chilled, at least 1 hour. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.


Serves about 6


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