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Grilled Caesar Pasta Salad

Grilled Caesar Pasta Salad
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4
Suddenly Salad® Caesar makes grilled salad easy and a crowd favorite. Serve it for your tailgating get together.
Updated August 27, 2013

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® Caesar pasta salad mix
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 lb uncooked boneless chicken tenders (not breaded)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 heads baby Romaine lettuce, cut in half lengthwise
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • Croutons, as desired
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese, as desired

Steps

  • 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.

  • Lightly grilled baby lettuce adds a twist to this flavorful favorite.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
740mg
31%
Potassium
790mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
7g
31%
Sugars
6g
Protein
34g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
550%
550%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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