Salad: Caesar Salad Pasta Bowls

Servings: About 10 - 1 cup servings

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes


Salad Bowl

  • 1 pound (453 grams) cooked meat like ground chicken or beef, chicken breast, pork loin, or canned tuna
  • 1 package (About 400 grams) bowtie pasta or any other type of pasta
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, washed
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ cups slivered almonds or sunflower seeds (optional)


  • ¾ cup mayonnaise, preferably low fat
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • 1-3 cloves garlic, minced or ¼ - 1 teaspoon garlic powder (adjust to taste)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar
  • ¼ cup water

Prepare a big bowl for a meal or potluck or make up small bowls for lunches on the go. Try the homemade salad dressing or simply use 1 cup of store bought dressing, preferably low fat.

Directions for Preparation

  1. Cook meat.
  2. Boil pasta according to package directions and drain.
  3. Cut the romaine into thin slices.
  4. Make the dressing by stirring together the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  5. On the bottom of the bowl place the pasta. Add the lettuce layer then the meat. Sprinkle on parmesan cheese then the almonds or sunflower seeds.
  6. Lastly drizzle on the dressing. Stir together right before serving.

This recipe has everything you need in one dish: protein, greens, and carbs– all to help fuel you throughout the day.

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