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Quick Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe

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Julie Heaton
Added: Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Dijon Dressing
1/3 c red wine vinegar
2 t Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/8 t sugar
1/8 t coarse salt
1/2 c olive oil
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Pasta Salad
8 oz butterfly or bow tie pasta, cooked and drained
8 c torn mixed salad greens
2 c chopped peeled cucumbers
1 c coarsely chopped walnuts
2 oz. Parmesan cheese

For the dressing - whisk the wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic, sugar, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add the olive oil gradually, whisking constantly until slightly thickened. Season with pepper.
For the salad - toss the cooked pasta with 3 T of the dressing. in a large salad bowl. Add the salad greens, cucumber's, walnuts and remaining dressing and mix gently. Shave thin slices of the cheese over the salad with a vegetable peeler or grate over the top. Serve immediately.

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