Alaska Smoked Salmon Summer Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6

8 oz. bow tie or penne pasta, cooked, drained and cooled
8 oz. Alaska Smoked Salmon, sliced or chunked
12 oz. blanched green or yellow beans, asparagus or zucchini, cooled slightly and cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2 cup julienne red bell pepper
3 Tablespoons sliced green onions
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh chopped dill
1 teaspoon sea salt or salt-free seasoning
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or dried sage leaves

In a large bowl, combine pasta, Alaska Smoked Salmon and vegetables. In separate small bowl, whisk olive oil, lemon juice, dill and seasonings. Pour over salad and toss; refrigerate until serving.

Add 2 to 3 ounces crumbled Bleu cheese or 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese just before serving.

Nutrients Per Serving: 376 calories, 17g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 40% calories from fat, 10mg cholesterol, 16g protein, 41g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 824mg sodium, 46mg calcium and .3g omega-3 fatty acids.