Caesar Pasta Salad

15 minutes + 12 minutes Serves 4


  • 350g penne pasta
  • Salt and pepper
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 100g bacon, grilled, broken into shards
  • 2 cups baby rocket leaves
  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • 1/3 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 4 eggs, hardboiled, peeled and quartered
  • Dressing
  • 1 /4 cup olive oil
  • 1 /4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 anchovy fillets, chopped (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Worcester sauce
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste
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1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions. Drain well and allow to cool.

2. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Combine all ingredients in a small food processor. Pulse until smooth and creamy. Season to taste.

3. In a large bowl, combine drained pasta with tomatoes, bacon, rocket, onion and Parmesan. Drizzle with dressing and toss gently.

4. Place eggs on top. Spoon into a serving dish to serve.


This salad can be made in advance, just leave the rocket leaves and dressing out until ready to serve.


• Energy 2596Kj • Protein 29g • Total Fat 28g • Saturated Fat 7g • Carbohydrates 61g • Sugars 8g • Sodium 1481mg

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation