Salmon Pasta Salad


This fresh pasta salad is a good source of protein and omega 3’s.  It’s perfect for lunch.

Salmon Pasta Salad

Salmon Pasta Salad

Servings: 3

Ingredients:

– 4 oz (~ 2 servings) of whole wheat or tricolor pasta (a curly shape)

-1/2 head of broccoli, chopped

-1 medium carrot, sliced thin

-1 can (6 oz) of skinless and boneless salmon

-1/4 cup chopped black olives (optional)

For Dressing:

-2 Tbls olive oil

-2 Tbls water

-2 Tbls red wine vinegar

-1 tsp honey

-1/2 tsp salt

-1/4 tsp pepper

-2 Tbls canned parmesan cheese

-1 to 2 tsp dried Italian herbs blend

Directions

1) Cook the pasta according to package instructions. In the last 30 seconds of cooking, add the carrots and broccoli to slightly tenderize them. Drain and set aside.

2) Mix all the dressing ingredients together.

3) Mix the pasta, veggies, olives, salmon and dressing together.

I like to eat mine warm, but you could eat it cold too.

Below are the ingredients used in this recipe.  All the ingredients can be found at Home Plus.

FusilliParmesan CheeseRed Wine Vinegar

Black OlivesMixed HerbsCanned Salmon

Nutrition Information

For 1 Serving (1/3 of the total): 350 Calories, 15 g Fat, 2.6 g Saturated Fat, 49.4 mg Cholesterol, 495.4 mg Sodium, 38.1 g Carbohydrates, 4.4 g Fiber, 4.1 g Sugar, 18.2 g Protein.

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