BOW TIE LAYERED PASTA SALAD

 

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Ingredients

  • Bow tie pasta
  • Caesar dressing
  • Grilled chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces (or cooked chicken, turkey, tuna, etc)
  • Lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • Tomatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Shredded cheese
  • Croutons

Directions

  • DAY BEFORE SERVING: Cook bow tie pasta. Drain. Toss pasta with Caesar dressing (to lightly coat). Refrigerate overnight.
  • NEXT DAY: Grill chicken. Cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • BEFORE SERVING: Add lettuce and tomatoes. Toss. Sprinkle with croutons and shredded cheese.
  • TO SERVE: Serve with additional Caesar dressing, shredded cheese, and croutons.

Notes

I had this salad at a bridal shower. It was so tasty and versatile. As a main course, you could add more chicken. For vegetarians, you could leave out the chicken. You could also change the pasta type. Add more vegetables: cucumbers, celery, olives, green peppers, etc. You can put the most of the salad together the day before. Here is the basic recipe:

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