This Broccoli Grape Harvest Salad is loaded with fresh broccoli, warm pasta, juicy grapes, red onion, and crunchy pecans all tossed with a delicious zesty Greek yogurt dressing! 


So I made a variation of this salad almost 2 years ago, but this is by FAR soo much better!  I found this recipe in an older issue of Southern Living over the weekend and made it for our tailgate on Sunday.  Ohh my gawd was it delicious, but I did make a few tweaks though to the original recipe.  Instead of using an entire cup of mayo I chose to use only a half cup of mayo and substitute the rest with a half cup of non-fat plain yogurt.

Best. Decision. Ever.

Throw together some fresh broccoli, red grapes, turkey bacon and chopped pecans and you’ve got the perfect pasta salad for any occasion!  This was specifically perfect for tailgating since it tastes best after being chilled not to mention its incredibly filling and has something for everyone!


So in other news, my poor sweet grandma was back in the hospital last week which is why I’ve been pretty absent.  She’s finally back home now, but I’m planning on staying with her for awhile until she gets back on her feet.  It’s so hard seeing someone you love so much grow older and older.  She’s one of the strongest women I know though and I sure love her for it.Anyway, hope you like this pasta salad!  It mixes my favorite flavors of summer with some great tastes of Fall all into one dish that I’m sure everyone will love.

5 from 4 votes

Broccoli Grape Harvest Salad

This Broccoli Grape Harvest Salad is loaded with fresh broccoli, warm pasta, juicy grapes, red onion, and crunchy pecans all tossed with a delicious zesty Greek yogurt dressing! 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1/2 (16 oz) box whole wheat farfalle (bow-tie) pasta
  • 1 lb. fresh broccoli
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 packets Stevia
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes
  • 6 cooked turkey bacon slices, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan for about 6 minutes until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Then prepare pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, cut broccoli florets from stems and separate into small pieces using a paring knife. In a large bowl, whisk together mayo, yogurt, Stevia, red onion, vinegar and salt and toss with broccoli, hot cooked pasta and grapes. Stir to coat.
  • Cover and chill for up to 3 hours. Stir in bacon and toasted pecans just before serving, enjoy!


Serving: 11/4 cup | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.2g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 4.2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. bree says:

    This recipe looked amazing and was really excited to make it. My husband and I found the red wine vinegar to over power the dish and we actually threw it out. 🙁

  2. newchef says:

    I have a question – I’m going to try making this soon and wanted to know is the broccoli raw or lightly steamed?

    1. Kelly says:

      I always use raw broccoli, but I’m sure steaming it would be fine too! 🙂

  3. Maureen says:

    Please tell me can I substitute red wine vinegar for a plain vinegar.

    1. Kelly says:

      Absolutely! 🙂

  4. Diana says:

    Made this salad it was awesome . I did make a mistake and added a whole box of bow tie noodles so it was dry so I will add more of the dressing mix . I also added baked Chicken to it instead of the bacon . Loved it .

  5. Cherie Goulet says:

    I made this and even my 18-year-old who complains when I make any kind of ww meals absolutely loved it! Winner!

  6. Nikkie Jay says:

    I soo want to try this dish, but I hate mayo. Is there anything that I can substitute for the mayo? And please don’t recommend ranch or any other dressing because all it is, is seasoned mayo. Eww. Thanks

    1. Kelly says:

      You could try a mixture of Greek yogurt with some lemon juice 🙂 I do that sometimes with my tuna and it tastes great!

  7. sandra says:

    Is that 8oz total of pasta or 16oz?

    1. Kelly says:

      That would be 16 oz of pasta total for the entire recipe 🙂