Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tortellini Caesar Salad

I love Caesar salad. This is a version that I used to make quite often in college, but just recently started making again. It stands well as a meal all on its own or you can pair it with some yummy bread.

Tortellini Caesar Salad
1 lb. cheese tortellini cooked (you can do this in advance if you want)
1 head Romain lettuce, chopped and washed
1 lb. chicken, cooked and chopped (I like to saute boneless, skinless chicken tenders in olive oil)
parmesan cheese
your favorite croutons (I love the Foccacia croutons our Costco used to carry, but I can't find them anymore)
your favorite Caesar dressing (I like Kraft's Classic Caesar)

Toss it all together and serve. You can prepare everything in advance and just toss right before serving or you can cook the chicken and tortellini right before serving. The salad might be slightly warm, but I kind of like it that way. Don't try to serve the dressing on the side with this one. It is absolutely necessary that the dressing be evenly dispersed among all the delightful elements of the salad. Perfect summer (or even winter) meal!


Heather said...

Yummy, this looks terrific!

the Rich girl said...

Mm! I LOVE tortellini. And I love Caesar salad. I'll definitely be trying this one soon.

denverallens said...

Yumm! Dinner tomorrow!