A Favorite Salad Plus Pasta Perfection: Caesar Pasta Salad

This recipe is a healthy and tasty treat that the whole family will help devour. It’s also the perfect summer snack. Pack a container of this pasta salad and take it to the pool or a park to complete a fantastic family outing. Here’s all you need:

  • 2 large red bell peppers
  • 2 large yellow or orange bell peppers
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 pound of your favorite pasta (rotini or pasta ruffles especially good)
  • 2 cups Caesar dressing
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

To make this twist on a classic Caesar Salad, first cook your pasta according to the package directions. I used 1 pound of rotini in salted water and cooked it for about 8-10 minutes. 

While your pasta is cooking, chop all of your vegetables into bite sized pieces. I went ahead and got shredded carrots and used about a cup and a half.

Once your pasta has cooked, drain it and rinse with cold water. Allow it to cool for about 20 minutes before you mix in the rest of the ingredients. Next, add in your chopped broccoli, bell peppers and carrots along with your Caesar dressing. Mix all of this together well and refrigerate for four hours.

When you’re ready to serve, finish the dish by adding a sprinkle of fresh parmesan cheese on the top.

 

Recipe courtesy of Ken’s Foods, Inc.

 

Caitlin Hutchinson

The Association for Dressings & Sauces