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Rotini Caesar Salad with Homemade Garlic Croutons.

  • 4
    anchovy fillets, packed in oil
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 pint
    grape tomatoes
  • 1
  • 2 oz
    Parmesan cheese
  • 2 heads
    romaine lettuce
  • 8 oz
    rotini pasta
  • 2 slices
    whole grain bread
    black pepper
    extra virgin olive oil
    garlic powder
    Italian seasoning
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1
    Fill a medium saucepan halfway with hot water (from the tap), cover, and bring to a boil. Uncover, add salt and pasta, and stir for a few seconds. Cook until desired firmness, 8-10 minutes.
    2 tsp salt
    8 oz rotini pasta
  • 2
    Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
  • 3
    While the skillet heats up, cut bread into ¾-inch cubes.
    2 slices whole grain bread
  • 4
    Once the skillet is hot, add oil and swirl to coat the bottom.
    4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5
    Add bread cubes to the skillet and sprinkle with spices. Toast the bread, tossing occasionally, until croutons are golden brown, 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
    ¼ tsp salt
    ¼ tsp Italian seasoning
    ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 6
    Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce.
    1 lemon
    2 heads romaine lettuce
    1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 7
    Grate Parmesan into a large bowl.
    2 oz Parmesan cheese
  • 8
    Peel and mince garlic; add to bowl with the Parmesan.
    2 cloves garlic
  • 9
    Mince anchovy fillets and add to the bowl.
    4 anchovy fillets, packed in oil
  • 10
    Juice lemon into the bowl and add mayonnaise, oil, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper. Whisk to combine the dressing.
    ½ cup mayonnaise
    2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    ¼ tsp salt
    ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 11
    Chop or tear romaine leaves into bite-sized pieces and transfer to the bowl with the dressing.
  • 12
    Halve tomatoes crosswise and add to the bowl.
  • 13
    Once the pasta is done, drain and rinse under cool water. Add pasta and croutons to the bowl and toss to combine the salad.
  • 14
    To serve, divide the pasta salad between bowls and enjoy!