Who doesn’t like Caesar salad? Personally, it is one of my favorite salads! The combination between the crunchy flavoured croutons, the yummy grilled chicken and the fresh cherry tomatoes and lettuce is just perfect! So I thought of making a version of this delicious salad using Panzani Maroc Penne Pasta and a creamy Caesar dressing that you can easily make at home!
Try it and let me know what you think!
250 grams (8.8 oz) Penne Panzani
8 to 10 medium-sized lettuce leaves
250 grams (8.8 oz) chicken breast, sliced
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon lemon juice
10 cherry tomatoes
Parmesan cheese, sliced
For bread croutons:
100 grams (3.5 oz) white toast bread
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon herbs of Provence
2 tablespoons mustard
4 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, shredded
Pepper to taste
1- In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta for about 8 to 10 minute. Rinse under cold water and drain.
Step 2- Prepare the chicken:
2- Mix the chicken slices with the lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
3- Cook the chicken in a grilling pan over medium heat for about 10 minutes until they become brown.
Step 3- Prepare the croutons:
4- Using a knife, gently cut the white toast bread into cubes and place in a bowl.
5- Add the garlic, olive oil, and herbs of Provence.
6- Cover the bowl with a plate and toss until everything is combined.
7- Bake in a preheated oven of 180°C for 10 to 15 min until they become brown and crispy.
Step 4- Prepare the dressing:
8- In a medium bowl, place the mustard, heavy cream, and lemon juice. Using a whisk, mix well until everything is combined.
9- Add the vegetable oil and olive oil little by little while whisking until you obtain a smooth creamy texture.
10- Add the pepper and parmesan cheese and mix.
Step 5- Serving:
11- In a large salad bowl, combine the pasta, cooked chicken, lettuce leaves, croutons, and parmesan slices.
12- Drizzle 4 to 6 tbsp of the dressing, mix well then serve!