Smoked Salmon and Vegetable Pasta Salad

Smoked Salmon and Vegetable Pasta Salad

Serves 8

The rich, savory flavor of smoked salmon is the perfect complement to springtime pasta dishes. Olives, artichoke hearts and baby spinach lend a Mediterranean vibe.

Ingredients: 
  • 1/4 cup expeller-pressed walnut oil
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound dried whole wheat penne pasta
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
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Method: 

Put oils, vinegar, shallots, garlic, mustard, basil, and salt and pepper into a bowl and whisk to make a dressing. Set aside.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well and transfer to a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of the reserved dressing and toss to coat. Add salmon, artichoke hearts, olives, spinach, chives, parsley and cheese, pour on remaining dressing and toss well. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:440 calories (170 from fat), 19g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 25mg cholesterol, 520mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 22g protein
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