Saturday, May 10, 2008

Caesar Chicken Pasta Salad

This is possibly my favorite salad ever. We rarely eat all the salad in one day, so I keep the romaine lettuce out and just mix all the other ingredients together. Sometimes, we use baby spinach and that's great, too! When we eat it over the next couple of days, we put a bed of romaine lettuce/baby spinach on a plate and put the pasta salad on top. The fresh basil is essential. Delicious!

3 cups chicken breast, cooked and cubed (In a rush, the canned kind works great!)
3 cups penne pasta, cooked
2 cups romaine lettuce, sliced
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes (I usually just use chopped tomatoes.)
1/2 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
1/2 cup Caesar salad dressing, more or less to taste (I love Ken's Steakhouse Creamy Caesar.)
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1 clove garlic, minced

Combine ingredients in a large bowl; toss well and serve.


Brad, Debbie, and K squared said...

This looks SO perfect for a summer meal! I am excited to try it!

Dillon and Christie said...

This sounds fabulous! I'm totally gonna have to try it--especially excited about the fresh basil:).

Dillon and Christie said...

I just made this for the first time on Sunday. We didn't serve over lettuce or spinach, but everything else we did the same and it was SUPER yummy. Thanks so much for sharing! I love that I have the fresh basil and tomatoes in my garden:). Thanks for the great recipe!!!