Creamy cheese tortellini Caesar salad

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 450-g pkg fresh or frozen cheese tortellini pasta , about 2 1/2 cups
  • 1 small anchovy , or 3/4 tsp anchovy paste
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 3 tbsp up to 4 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce , torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan
  • 1 cup croutons , optional

Instructions

  • Cook pasta until al dente, from 8 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a food processor, whirl anchovy paste with garlic, lemon juice, Dijon, pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Then with processor running, add oil in a slow steady drizzle. Place lettuce in a large bowl. Add dressing and hot drained pasta and toss. Then toss in Parmesan and croutons, if using. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 366,
  • Protein
  • 11.5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.4 g,
  • Fat
  • 22.7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3.8 g,
  • Sodium
  • 565 mg.