Monday, November 9, 2009

Tortellini Caesar Salad

Tonight I tried out this new salad recipe and loved it!  I made a few changes by making the dressing and croutons.  I found this recipe here - recipezaar by cooking geek
Add grilled chicken for a main dish salad.
SERVES 4 -6 
* 1 (9 ounce) package refrigerated three cheese tortellini, prepared according to package directions,     drain and rinse with cold water
* 1 bag ready-to-use romaine lettuce
*1/2-3/4 cup creamy caesar salad dressing (or make homemade dressing-recipe below) * 1/3 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese
*1 cup diced tomato or grape tomatoes
*1 cup caesar-style croutons (or make homemade croutons-recipe below
   
1.  Combine pasta, lettuce, dressing and cheese in medium bowl.
2.  Toss to coat; top with tomatoes and croutons.
 
Dressing: 
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic,  finely minced (I like to use a garlic press)
freshly ground black pepper to taste Mix all ingredients together.  

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