Fricco Crackers & Pasta Tri-Color Salad with Caesar Vinaigrette (Lighter)

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1/6

Servings per recipe: 6

  • Calories 270
  • Calories from Fat 100
  • Total Fat 11g 16%
  • Saturated Fat 6g 30%
  • Cholesterol 40mg 13%
  • Sodium 830mg 35%
  • Carbohydrates 30g 10%
  • Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
  • Sugars  4g
  • Protein 17g
  • Vitamin A 15%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 25%
  • Iron 8%

Fricco Crackers & Pasta Tri-Color Salad with Caesar Vinaigrette (Lighter)

BUITONI® Fricco Crackers & Pasta Tri-Color Salad with Caesar Vinaigrette (Lighter)

Prep: Min

Total: Min

Serves: 6

A work of culinary art, this elegant tri-color salad features fricco crackers made from Parmesan cheese.

Created by Chef Michael Chiarello.

 Three Cheese Tortellini
 Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Nutritional Facts



POUR 1/2 cup dressing over prepared pasta in medium bowl. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

HEAT 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle 1/3 cup cheese into pan, creating an even, lace-thin layer. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until top surface of cracker is pale gold. Remove skillet from heat and allow cracker to firm up for 1 minute. Carefully turn cracker over with spatula. Return to heat and cook for 1 minute or until cracker is golden on second side. Using spatula, transfer cracker to paper towel to drain. Wipe skillet clean with paper towel and repeat 2 times with 1/3 cup cheese each time to make 3 large crackers.

ARRANGE endive, radicchio and arugula on 6 plates. Drizzle greens with remaining 1/4 cup dressing. Top with pasta; sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese.

BREAK crackers into smaller pieces and use as garnish. Serve immediately.

Tip: Use a 5-ounce bag of packaged European blend salad greens in place of the endive, radicchio and arugula.