Caesar Pasta Salad
Posted by Linda
3 cups (10 oz) penne pasta, uncooked
2 hard-cooked eggs
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup red or green bell pepper, chopped
1 ounce (1/4 cup) Parmesan cheese, grated
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, snipped
1 bottle (8 oz) fat free creamy Caesar salad dressing
1 head (3/4 pound) romaine lettuce, shredded (6 cups)
1 small tomato, for garnish (optional)
Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water.
Place in a bowl. Set aside. Meanwhile, chop eggs, red onion and bell pepper.
Grate Parmesan cheese with grater. Snip parsley. Add eggs, onion, pepper,
Parmesan cheese and parsley to pasta. Pour salad dressing over pasta mixture;
mix well. Stack 3-4 lettuce leaves on top of each other; cut into thin shreds.
To serve, line a bowl with lettuce. Spoon pasta salad in center of bowl. Garnish
with tomato rose. Serve.
Yield: 6 servings