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Caesar Pasta Salad

Caesar Pasta Salad

Abbondanza! Combine classic Italian ingredients with the Fresh Express® Caesar Chopped Kit® to create an easy and delicious meal.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian, Pasta
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 (9.4-ounce) packages Fresh Express® Caesar Chopped Kits®
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cooked rotini pasta
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
  • 4 ounces hard salami, thinly sliced, cut into fourths
  • 1 (3.8-ounce) can sliced black ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted

Instructions
 

  • Mix the pesto, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl; add the pasta and toss to coat.
  • Place the lettuce from the Fresh Express® Caesar Chopped Kits® into a large serving bowl; drizzle with dressings and toss to coat.
  • Add the pesto pasta, cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, black olives, salami and walnuts; mix well.
  • Sprinkle with the herb seasoned croutons, black pepper and grated Parmesan cheese from the salad kit.