Grilled Caesar Pasta Salad

Grilled Caesar Pasta Salad

Suddenly Salad® Caesar makes grilled salad easy and a crowd favorite. Serve it for your tailgating get together.

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box Betty Crocker® Suddenly Salad® Caesar pasta salad mix
tablespoons olive oil
tablespoons lemon juice
lb uncooked boneless chicken tenders (not breaded)
tablespoon Dijon mustard
heads baby Romaine lettuce, cut in half lengthwise
Olive oil for drizzling
Croutons, as desired
Shaved Parmesan cheese, as desired
  1. Pour pasta (from Suddenly Salad box) into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
  2. In large bowl, mix seasoning & crouton blend (from Suddenly Salad box), 3 tablespoons olive oil and the lemon juice. Stir in cooked pasta. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve. In small bowl, coat chicken tenders with mustard; set aside.
  3. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place chicken tenders on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill; cook chicken tenders about 8 minutes, turning after 4 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink. Drizzle lettuce with olive oil. Place lettuce on grill, cut side down. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or just until light grill marks appear.
  4. To serve, place pasta mixture on large serving platters. Top with chicken tenders. Arrange lettuce around edges of platter; top with cheese.
Makes 4 servings (about 3/4 cup pasta mixture and 1/2 head lettuce each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Lightly grilled baby lettuce adds a twist to this flavorful favorite.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 440
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 870mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 48g
    • (Dietary Fiber 7g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 34g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 3 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 3 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.