Caesar Pasta Salad

A simple, easy-to-make salad that tastes just like a Caesar salad. This Caesar pasta salad is the perfect cool side for something hot off the grill. It’s a nice change from ‘just’ a green salad. And even though it’s a pasta salad, it still feels light.

Caesar Pasta Salad

I suggest adding just half the lemon to this salad, then tasting to see if you need to add more. The lemon does add a freshness so you don’t want to leave it out completely. Any ole pasta will do, but I prefer to use a variety that ‘grabs’ onto the dressing and toppings.

Also try my Italian pasta salad and my Brussels Sprouts Caesar salad.

Caesar Pasta Salad

A simple, easy-to-make salad that tastes just like a Caesar salad. This Caesar pasta salad is the perfect cool side for something hot off the grill. It’s a nice change from ‘just’ a green salad. And even though it’s a pasta salad, it still feels light.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 381kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook pasta per package instructions. Drain well.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dressing, lemon zest and juice, parsley, and cheese. Season with fresh ground black pepper, to taste.
  • Add the pasta and toss to coat.
  • Serve topped with croutons and olives, or you can mix them into the salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 1353mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.