Low Fat Salmon Pasta Salad

Not all salmon pasta salads need to be high in fat and this video shows you how to make a healthy low fat salmon pasta salad.

 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb. grilled salmon fillet, flaked into 1″ pieces
  • 8 oz. bow tie pasta, cooked and drained
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • One bunch of Asparagus
  • Red onion

 

For the dressing

  • Shallots – finely minced
  • 2 Tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • Salt & pepper to taste

 

Method

  1. Cook the pasta for 8 – 10 minutes as this is for a salad it needs to be cooked all the way through.
  2. Drain the pasta then spread it out on a tray and add just a drizzle of olive oil so that it doesn’t stick together, then add just a little salt and pepper.
  3. Place the pasta in the refrigerator and allow to chill.
  4. Cut the asparagus into bite sized pieces and blanch it in a pan of boiling water for about a minute. Then strain the asparagus and place it in the refrigerator and allow to chill.
  5. When the pasta and asparagus have cooled mix them together in a bowl.
  6. Add the pieces of salmon to the bowl
  7. Then make the dressing – Put the orange juice, shallots, dill and zest into a small bowl and mix them together.
  8. Pour the dressing over the top of the salad.
  9. Slice the red onion finely and add to the salad.
  10. Then mix all the ingredients in the bowl together.
  11. Put the salad into a serving bowl and garnish with some fresh dill and a slice of orange.

Tips
You could make this with smoked salmon instead.