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July 3, 2023

Caesar Pasta Salad

Caesar Pasta SaladIn my family Kurt’s Caesar Salad Dressing is legendary. This Summer, we had a party get rained out, so we had a few cups of unused Caesar Salad dressing that I turned into a delicious caesar pasta salad that was a perfect pontoon lunch. 

Caesar Pasta Salad

Caesar Pasta Salad

Yield: 4-6

If you like Caesar salad this is a home run pasta salad

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 6 ounces penne pasta
  • 1 medium size cucumber seeded and , chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion , thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Caesar croutons

For The Dressing

  • 1 (2-ounce) can oil-packed anchovy fillets, partially drained
  • 2 cloves garlic,
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Salad Dressing:

  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor
  2. Add more salt, pepper, or lemon juice to taste.

Salad:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain water and set aside to cool
  2. In a large bowl, toss together cooked penne pasta, cucumber, green onion, cherry tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and croutons.
  3. Drizzle with Caesar salad dressing and toss to coat.



Notes

You can add chopped chicken to this salad for a Main Dish Salad

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