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Make a creamy Caesar salad dressing and add to cooked fusilli pasta, along with tomatoes and Parmesan cheese, for a flavorful side dish pasta salad.

Recipe by MyRecipes July 2011

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, about 10 minutes, or as package label directs.

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  • While pasta is cooking, combine garlic, anchovies, lemon juice, mayonnaise, olive oil and 3/4 tsp. salt in a blender and blend until smooth.

  • Drain pasta. Toss with half of dressing and tomatoes. Let stand for 10 minutes. Toss with Parmesan.

  • Toss lettuce with remaining dressing and divide among 4 shallow bowls. Spoon pasta salad over lettuce, sprinkle with basil, if desired, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

628 calories; fat 31g; saturated fat 6g; protein 18g; carbohydrates 71g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 22mg; sodium 985mg.
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