Salmon Pasta Salad with Mint and Lemon

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By: The Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen

Course: Main Dish
Prep Time: 30 minutes

Makes 6 Servings


Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Dreamfields Rotini (about 3 cups)

  • 12 ounces chopped salmon (cooked)

  • 1 cup seeded cucumber (chopped)

  • 1/4 cup red onion (chopped)

  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint (snipped)

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon Coarse-ground black pepper

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)

  • leaf lettuce (optional)

  • lemon wedges (optional)


Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. In a medium bowl combine drained pasta, salmon, cucumber, red onion and mint.

  2. For vinaigrette, in a small bowl combine lemon juice, olive oil, honey, zest, if desired, salt, and pepper. Whisk together. Pour over pasta mixture. Toss gently to coat. Add tomatoes. Toss gently. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 24 hours. Serve on top lettuce with fresh lemon, if desired.


Nutritional Information

  • 397 Calories

  • 11 g Fat

  • 50 g Carbohydrates

  • 29 g Protein

  • 2 g Saturated Fat

  • 54 mg Cholesterol

  • 210 mg Sodium

  • 6 g Dietary Fiber

Notes: Cooked smoked salmon or smoked turkey breast may be substituted for cooked salmon.

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