Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad

Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad

 

I love the flavor of smoked salmon.  We don’t eat it much but it was calling my name so I created a meal to showcase the flavor.  Cia decided she needed attention half way through so the salmon ended up getting slightly cooked; you can see in the picture some of the pieces are a bit opaque rather than bright pink.  No big deal though, it was still tender and delicious.  For veggies I sautéed fresh green beans with onion and tossed in some chopped super greens mix at the very end (chard, spinach, arugula, tatsoi) to lightly wilt.  I also added in some halved cherry tomatoes.  For seasoning I used the zest of one whole lemon and added in crumbled feta cheese.  Nothing fancy but plenty of delicious flavors to make it tasty.  I did use wheat rigatoni, but it’s the Jovial brand; whole grain einkorn.  Truly delicious and nutritious pasta.  Check it out if you haven’t already!

 

Salmon Pasta Salad

 

Salmon Pasta Salad

  • 4 oz. smoked salmon, chopped into 1″ strips
  • 2 large handfuls of fresh green beans, end removed and chopped into 1″ pieces
  • small onion, chopped
  • olive oil
  • large handful of super greens, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup feta
  • zest of one lemon
  • s&p
  • 12 oz. rigatoni
  1. Cook pasta according to box.  Rinse and set aside.
  2. Heat up some olive oil and add the onion.  Cook 2 minutes and add green beans.  Cover and steam until green beans are tender crisp, ~10 minutes.  Uncover.
  3. Add in chopped greens and mix until just wilted.
  4. Turn off heat and toss in pasta, tomatoes, lemon zest, and feta.  Season with s&p.  Add in more olive oil if necessary.  I served this dish room temperature.  

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