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Caesar Pasta salad

Caesar Pasta salad

It has been so hot the last few days that I thought it time for something really delicious and perfect for the heat. Use this Ceasar Pasta salad as it is or add a little chicken and always use plenty of parmesan shavings. You can also add your other favorite salad items like baby corn.. you get the idea, make it to your taste. The dressing is the most important part of this recipe and you must not leave anything out or it just aint right. You need a hand blender or blender of some sort. (4 people)

What you need

200g shell pasta cooked (get the largest shells you can find)
1/2 pack, 125g bacon chopped and cooked
1 Cos lettuce
2 hard boiled eggs quartered
2 small avocados chopped
Parmesan shaved with a potato peeler


1 egg
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon mustard (granular)
3/4 cup olive oil
8 small anchovy fillets

The process

Make the Caesar dressing by adding all of the ingredients except the oil to your belnder and whizzing until smooth. Then start adding the oil in a constant stream while blending until it thickens up.

Make up your salad ripping the lettuce into bite size pieces, add the bacon, pasta shells and avocado then toss. Now add the eggs, drizzle over the dressing and shave a whole heap of parmesan over the top.

If you are using chicken toss it in with the avocado.

It’s a beautiful thing…

For a really fantastic change add 2 cooked chicken breasts that have been chopped up for a fabulous, chicken caesar pasta salad.

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8 Responses to “Caesar pasta salad”

  1. zinhle says:

    hi Graham!

    i just found your site and i find it very educational. where can i get permesan

    • Graham says:

      Hi Zinhle, you can get parmesan cheese at any deli or supermarket just ask at the cheese counter, happy days and sorry for the late reply, in CT taking a break 🙂

  2. Carl says:

    Thank you for the great recipe, looking forward to trying this one. We love pasta in the Royal Navy. Do you mind if i add this recipe to my site ?

    • Graham says:

      Hi Carl, so glad you navy folk found us and what an honour to have one of my recipes on your site. I salute you all for the work you do. Cheers for now G

  3. kondwani says:

    i love the ceasar pasta salad but what can i use as a substitute for the bacon?

    • Graham says:

      Hi Kondwani, there is really no substitute for bacon, it’s quite a unique flavour. If it is the meat or pork that you are worried about you could leave it out and add a few croutons. Cheers G

  4. Sylvia says:

    Hi Graham

    Where can I get the Anchovy fillets from?

    • Graham says:

      Hi Sylvia, you will find them in most supermarkets and deli’s. They are in a small flat tin like you get sardines. In supermarkets they will be in the deli section or the specialist foods, usually where you find capers. Have a lekker weekend. G

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