Pasta Caesar Salad
Prep Time: 15 mins l Cook Time: 10 mins l Servings: 4 to 6
10 to 12 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta
1 (9-ounce) bag chopped hearts of romaine (or 1 large romaine heart washed and coarsely chopped)
1/2 cup Caesar dressing
1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
1 cup croutons
Cook pasta to al dente in salted water according to package instructions. Drain and rinse in cool water until pasta is cool. Drain well. Set aside.
In a large bowl, toss hearts of romaine with the pasta, dressing, cheese and croutons. Add additional dressing, if desired. Add salt and generous amounts of freshly cracked black pepper to taste. Toss again and serve immediately.
Easy Creamy Caesar Dressing
Prep Time: 10 mins
1 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a medium bowl, combine ingredients. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator at least 1 hour to allow flavors to develop.