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Caesar's Pasta Salad Recipe

 
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Caesar's Pasta Salad Recipe

Category

Salad

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Calories

713

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

    For The Croutons:

  • 3 cups 1/3-inch-diced day-old bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • For The Dressing:

  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic (smashed and peeled)
  • For The Salad:

  • 2 hearts of romaine lettuce (cut into 1/3-inch pieces)
  • 2 ears of corn (kernels removed)
  • 8 ounces pasta, such as Tricolored Fusilli, Fusilli Corti or Eliche Grandi (cooked and cooled)

Instructions

  1. This recipe originally appeared on Giada on the Beach. Episode: Pool Party!
  2. For the croutons: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. On a small rimmed baking sheet, toss the cubed bread with the olive oil, Parmesan and salt. Bake until golden brown and crispy, about 15 minutes.
  4. For the dressing: Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the Parmesan, buttermilk, yogurt, olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic. Set aside to let the flavors marry for 5 minutes.
  5. For the salad: Remove the cloves of garlic from the dressing and discard. To the bowl of dressing, add the lettuce, corn, pasta and croutons. Toss well to coat.

Nutrition

Nutrition

per serving
Calories
713
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
81 grams
Protein
28 grams
Fat
26 grams
Saturated Fat
7 grams
Cholesterol
18 milligrams
Sodium
1881 milligrams
Fiber
7 grams
Sugar
13 grams
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1 comment

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    SHIRLEY KANNO

    I grilled the ears of corn, then removed the kernels before adding them to the pasta salad

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