Tested till perfect Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad

Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad

This easy tasty pasta salad is loaded with calcium. Omit the banana peppers if your child is not a fan of hot food.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: September 2004

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  • Portion size 4


  • 5 cups 5cupsrotini pasta
  • 1 1sweet red peppersweet red peppers, diced
  • 2 stalks 2stalkscelery, diced
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuplight sour cream
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuppickled pearl onions, chopped, or 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cuplight mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupminced fresh dill, (or 1/2 tsp/2 mL dried dillweed)
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsppickled hot banana pepperpickled hot banana peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 4 oz 4ozsmoked salmon, cut into thin strips
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In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until tender, about 10 minutes. Add red pepper and celery; cook for 10 seconds. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the cooking liquid. Rinse under cold water; set aside in colander.

In large bowl, whisk together sour cream, onions, mayonnaise, dill, banana peppers and pepper. Add pasta mixture, reserved cooking liquid and half of the salmon; toss to coat. Top with remaining salmon.

Additional information :

Replace the smoked salmon with 1 can (6 oz/170 g) tuna, drained and flaked; 1 can (7-1/3 oz/220 g) salmon, drained and flaked; or 4 oz (125 g) flaked smoked trout or mackerel. Taste and add salt, if desired.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 381 pro 16g total fat 10g sat. fat 2g
carb 56g fibre 4g chol 17mg sodium 755mg

% RDI:

calcium 8 iron 14 vit A 15 vit C 97
folate 45
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