You’ll love this spin on Caesar salad. By simply adding pasta, this salad becomes a satisfying meal for everyone! Make it for dinner and save the leftovers for a wonderfully reminiscent lunch the next day. This salad is so delicious, I promise you that it will make it onto your regular dinner rotation!


3 chicken breasts, grilled –  $3.48
6 oz penne pasta or half of a box, cooked and cooled – $0.50
1 cucumber, peeled and diced – $0.69
4 cups romaine lettuce, washed and cut – $0.54
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped – $0.34
1/4 cup green onions, sliced – $0.22
2 cups Roma or cherry tomatoes, diced – $0.98
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese – $0.62
1 can sliced olives – $1.10
1/2 bottle of Caesar salad dressing – $1.48


Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl, except for the dressing. Pour dressing over the top and mix. If you want to save some of the salad for lunch the next day, then don’t pour the dressing over all of the salad or else it will get soggy.

Serves: 6

Total Cost: $9.95

Garden Fresh Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad