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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe

Deliciously simple pasta salad with the perfect balance of flavors and textures!
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Louise

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Rotini Pasta
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon fine grind sea salt
  • 1 cup creamy Caesar dressing
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 cup cucumber cut into 1" cubes
  • ounces parmesan cheese shaved
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • 1 head romaine lettuce cut into bite size pieces
  • 10 ounces chicken, cooked optional
  • 1 cup croutons optional

Instructions

  • Add 2 cups of water to the inner pot of the Ninja Foodi or an electric pressure cooker. Add the 8 ounces of pasta. Put the lid on and turn the valve to seal. Pressure cook on high for 4 minutes. When the time is up, allow the pot to natural release for 4 minutes and manually release the remaining pasta. If there is any liquid left, drain the pasta.
  • Add ½ cup of creamy Caesar dressing to the warm pasta and mix well. Transfer the pasta to a baking pan or another shallow dish so the pasta is in a single layer. Chill in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
  • While the pasta is chilling, cut your cherry tomatoes in half, cube your cucumber into 1" pieces, shave the parmesan cheese, cube the cooked chicken, cut the romaine lettuce into bite size pieces and measure out the golden raisins.
  • Transfer the chilled pasta to a large mixing bowl. Add the vegetables, cheese, chicken, and raisins. Add the remaining ½ cup of Caesar dressing and mix well.
  • Refrigerate until serving or dig in! Add the croutons just before serving for the best texture.

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Notes

To make this recipe without using an electric pressure cooker fill a large stock pot with water, add 2-3 teaspoons of salt and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package directions. For the best texture, cook them just past al dente. Drain the pasta and proceed with the recipe. 
 
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 534mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5585IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 2mg