Friday, May 23, 2014

Caesar Pasta Salad

The Caesar Salad was a such a hit a few weeks ago around here. Some of the kids have been asking when we can have it again.  Since yesterday was warm and sunny and school is almost out, It felt like a great day to have a summertime dinner - Pasta Salad.

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

16 oz large pasta, cooked
2 large chicken breasts, cooked and cut into bite sized pieces
1/2-1  red onion, sliced thinly
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
16 oz bottle Newman’s Own Creamy Caesar Dressing
5 oz parmesan cheese, shredded or shaved
To taste: Tabasco, oregano, salt, pepper

Combine all ingredients and chill before serving. But it’s actually wonderful at any temperature.

Although the recipe didn't call for it, I served it on a bed of chopped romaine and the kids devoured the lettuce. I really thought the plate needed the extra color and who couldn't use a few more veggies in their lives. (wink! wink!)