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Caesar Pasta Salad

Romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, croutons, rotini pasta and parmesan cheese tossed in a tangy creamy homemade Caesar Dressing. A quick and delicious side dish or light lunch!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 204kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 4 oz rotini pasta
  • 1 head romain lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese shaved
  • 1 cup croutons

Homemade Caesar Dressing

  • 1/4 cup mayonaise
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp anchovy paste
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • a dash black pepper or to taste


  • In a medium pot, bring water to boil. Cook rotini pasta based on package instruction. When done, drain water from pasta.
  • In a mason jar or container, combine all the Caesar Dressing ingredients. Stir/shake to mix well.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the salad ingredients. Add dressing, toss using tongs to combine. Add more black pepper to taste if desire.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Serving size is based on serving Caesar Pasta Salad as a side dish. If serving as a main dish, this recipe will serve 2 people.
  • Serve dressing on the side if salad will not be consumed immediately.
  • When storing leftovers, store dressing separately in the refrigerator.  
  • Adjust the amount of dressing accordingly. There should be enough dressing for a medium-heavy dressing Caesar Pasta Salad. Use less dressing if you like a lighter, less creamy salad. 


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 9252IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 2mg
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