Pasta Caesar salad

pasta Caesar salad

Serves 2

For the Caesar dressing:

2 garlic cloves, peeled

60g Parmesan, grated
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
3 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

60ml olive oil
Salt and black pepper

For the salad:

100g wholemeal fusilli

1 tbsp olive oil

100g bacon lardons 

150g cooked chicken, shredded

100g croutons 

150g romaine lettuce, shredded

40g Parmesan, grated, plus extra to serve

  1. In a food processor, combine the garlic cloves, Parmesan, lemon zest and juice, mustard, anchovies and Worcestershire sauce. Whizz until smooth.
  2. With the machine running, slowly stream in the olive oil. Let the processor run for another 10-15 seconds. Taste and season with black pepper and some salt, if needed.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil over a high heat and cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Drain well and set aside. 
  4. Heat the olive oil in a pan over a medium-high heat and cook the bacon lardons for 4-5 minutes or until golden and crisp. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper. 
  5. In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, bacon, chicken, croutons, lettuce and Parmesan. Add half of the dressing and toss to coat.
  6. Serve the salad topped with some extra Parmesan, some cracked black pepper and a drizzle of extra dressing if desired. 

Per Serving: 942kcals, 48.1g fat (14.2g saturated), 74.5g carbs (1.8g sugars), 55.2g protein, 8.8g fibre, 1.61g sodium

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