Tested till perfect Salmon Pasta Salad
Salmon Pasta Salad
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Salmon Pasta Salad

Start with melon wedges to whet your appetite for this quick and light dinner.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: May 2003

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4


  • 4 cups 4cupssmall pasta shells
  • 1 cup 1cupfrozen peas
  • 1 can (7.5 oz/213 g) 1can (7.5 oz/213 g)drained sockeye salmon
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupplain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupfinely diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuplight mayonnaise
  • 6 6radishradishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped fresh dill, (or 2 tsp/10 mL dried dillweed)
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsphot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspeach of salt and pepper
  • 12 leaves 12leavesromaine lettuce
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In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta for 7 minutes. Add peas; cook until pasta is tender but firm, about 1 minute. Drain and rinse under cold water; shake out excess water.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, flake salmon with fork, mashing in any bones; remove skin if desired. Set aside.

In large bowl, stir together yogurt, onion, mayonnaise, radishes, dill, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce.

Tear 4 of the lettuce leaves into bite-size pieces; add to large bowl along with pasta mixture and salmon and toss to combine. To serve, spoon onto remaining lettuce leaves.

Additional information :

Tuna Pasta Salad: Replace salmon and peas with tuna and frozen cut green beans.

Crab Pasta Salad: Replace salmon and peas with crabmeat and frozen broccoli florets.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 484 pro 24g total fat 10g sat. fat 2g
carb 74g fibre 6g chol 26mg sodium 985mg

% RDI:

calcium 18 iron 24 vit A 13 vit C 25
folate 87
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