Friday, October 17, 2014

Caesar Pasta Salad

1 lb pasta, we like this Radiatore or Garden Rotinii
1/3 to 1/2 bottle of this Light Caesar house dressing
1/2 tsp of Mrs. Dash
salt and pepper (or Lemon Pepper is great too) to taste
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
2-3 tomatoes, diced

Boil pasta 1 minute less than box instructions. Add the chopped carrots for the last 2 minutes of pasta cooking time to soften them up. Drain.
While the pasta is cooking, put the tomatoes and cucumbers in a big bowl. Sprinkle some salt on them to help their juices come out to make the salad more tasty. After it has rested with the salt for at least 5 minutes, add the Mrs. Dash, pepper to taste and 1/4 cup of the Caesar dressing. Stir. Then add the drained pasta and carrots. Pour more dressing on the pasta and stir together. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours to cool and marinate. Add a bit more dressing to moisten right before serving. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese over the top and serve. My kids love this salad and I hope yours do too! Enjoy! 

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