Quick and Easy Broccoli Pasta Seafood Salad Recipe

This pasta seafood salad recipe is a family favorite. As the weather warms up, our schedules start to get a little crazy. The kids make more plans with their friends and go off for the day hiking or swimming. I start spending more time in the garden and less time in the house. In the end, that means we all eat at different times of the day. This post is sponsored by Acorn Influence, but the story is my own.

Quick and Easy Broccoli Pasta Seafood Salad Recipe

Pasta Seafood Salad Recipe

Because we are all coming and going at different times, making one meal for everyone to enjoy together is more of a challenge. I still want to have a wholesome meal but I’m not cooking four different times a day. Instead, I make a bowl of this pasta seafood salad recipe to keep in the refrigerator. The kids can grab a bowl as they have time, and I don’t have to worry about them choosing a less wholesome option.

Quick and Easy Broccoli Pasta Seafood Salad Recipe

Quick and Easy Broccoli Pasta Seafood Salad Recipe
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Ingredients

  • 1 box of Barilla ProteinPLUS pasta (I chose Rotini.)
  • 1 package of precut broccoli
  • 1 cup of chopped sweet peppers
  • 1 package of imitation seafood (or your choice)
  • 1 cup of Italian vinaigrette dressing
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Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta per the directions on the box.
  2. Rinse in cold water.
  3. Cut the precut broccoli and the sweet peppers into small, bite-size pieces.
  4. Cut the seafood into small, bite-size pieces
  5. Mix together with the dressing.
  6. Refrigerate and serve as needed.
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Quick and Easy Broccoli Pasta Seafood Salad Recipe

My thoughts

I started with Barilla ProteinPLUS Pasta because it’s a good source of lean protein from a simple blend of egg whites, grains, lentils and chickpeas. Then I added fresh broccoli, colorful sweet peppers, and seafood for color, texture, and taste. You can use fresh cauliflower, snap peas or any other crunchy fresh vegetable you have on hand. For the seafood, you can experiment with canned tuna or baby shrimp. Or, make it vegetarian and add chickpeas. How you put it together is entirely up to you.

Quick and Easy Broccoli Pasta Seafood Salad Recipe

Did you know?

Barilla ProteinPLUS is a delicious wholesome pasta that provides 17g of protein (per 3.5oz portion) from all natural vegetarian ingredients. The higher protein level helps you stay full longer. Plus, it’s a good source of Fiber and ALA Omega-3. Did you know that Barilla Gluten Free pasta has recently been named one of Parents Magazine’s “Top 25 Allergy Free Foods?”

Quick and Easy Broccoli Pasta Seafood Salad Recipe

If you’re still looking for recipe inspiration, check out these recipes from Barilla and this Pinterest recipes board. Then head over to the Ibotta rebate and pick up a box of Barilla ProteinPLUS for your family.

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Comments

  1. i would eat thsi with out sea food and broccoli i can not eat those and bummer
  2. This sounds great and I could make this for my daughter to take to work with her too! I've got it pinned now! Thanks!
  3. Sounds delicious and healthy! Love it! :)
  4. Darcy Koch says:
    This looks delicious. We eat a lot of salads when the weather gets hot so I know this would be a hit.
  5. Darlene Owen says:
    Ummm this looks really good, I plan on trying this soon.
  6. Nicole Sender says:
    Looks like this is a delicious salad!
  7. Carolsue says:
    Adding seafood to a pasta salad is a great idea!
  8. Jill Jeffrey says:
    Wow this is like my dream recipe! My two favorite foods in one!

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