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CHICKEN CAESAR PASTA SALAD

I’m always on the look-out for quick, easy and healthy meals that will fill me up without a lot of effort.  When I came up with this idea of making a good-for-you pasta salad, adding superfood Spinach was a no brainer.

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad | Foodie for the Soul

This pasta salad is great for meal prep as you can add the dressing in later (keep it in a smaller container to keep everything from getting soggy).  On the weekend before a long week ahead, boil a big pot of pasta and cool it, then add all prepped ingredients except dressing to lunch containers.  You can also try a big batch of this to bring to a bbq or potluck event!

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad | Foodie for the Soul

 

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad | Foodie for the Soul

You can easily turn this vegetarian by omitting the meat options or replacing with veg-friendly meats.  The sky is really the limit when it comes to options to add to this – try broccoli florets, sunflower seeds, green onion…whatever you love!

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad | Foodie for the Soul

Check out one of my favourite recipes, Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad after the cut!

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BETTER THAN CHIPOTLE PICO DE GALLO

Okay, so I know these are grand claims – trust me, I’m a huge (yuuuuge) Chipotle fan.  But something I’ve realized over time is homemade is always better.  I don’t know if it’s the beauty of knowing where your ingredients are from, handling them yourself and being able to make special touches based on your taste, but this pico de gallo recipe is one of my favourites and is easy to personalize.

Pico de Gallo | Foodie for the Soul

Case in point – the boyfriend hates cilantro, so that would be why the green bits in there are actually parsley!  Yes, after some experimenting I realized that while cilantro and parsley have much different tastes, parsley actually completely works in pico de gallo and other mexican-inspired meals.  If you have a picky cilantro eater, try replacing with parsley to still get that green kick!

Pico de Gallo | Foodie for the Soul

Pair this recipe with chips like in the picture, or pair it with fajitas/tacos, nachos, top a salad or steak – this really is a super versatile side that tastes a bit more perked up than your usual grocery store salsa.

 

Check out this great recipe after the jump just in time for summer – this will taste fresh no matter the season!

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