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Salmon Pasta Salad

This recipe was one of my husband's favorite ways to enjoy salmon. I've had it so long I don't even remember where it came from originally. This salad is a nice light meal for a hot summer day, and it lets the salmon flavor come through. -Mary Dennis, Bryan, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) spiral pasta, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups fully cooked salmon chunks or 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) pink salmon, drained, bones and skin removed
  • 1-1/2 cups quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium cucumber, quartered and sliced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 head lettuce, torn

Directions

  • In a large bowl, toss the pasta, salmon, tomatoes, cucumber and onion. For dressing, combine the oil, lemon or lime juice, dill, garlic, salt and pepper; mix well. Pour over pasta. Cover and chill. Serve over lettuce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 332 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 514mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • Mary
    Oct 10, 2017

    I made this for dinner tonight. I added some hard steamed eggs, peas, and parm and I used quinoa pasta and olive oil. You couldn't pay me to use canola. I get canned salmon from Thrive Market. No bones or skin or waste. Nicest canned wild caught Alaskan salmon ever.

  • cindysunflower
    Jun 13, 2015

    This is one of our favorite summer meals. Definitely use fresh lemons. I generally use fresh salmon that I poach, cool, and then break into chunks. Fresh dill is also a nice addition.

  • zdb2010*
    Jan 6, 2012

    Great for a light meal on a summer evening! I used leftover cooked fresh salmon and sunblush tomatoes. Awesome and also healthy!

  • loves2cook4him
    Aug 10, 2011

    this is a nice light meal salad that has awesome flavor. I prefer to use the packaged salmon over the canned version. I use whole grain pasta and olive oil to make an even healthier version.