This quick and easy pasta salad features mezze penne pasta, tomatoes, cucumbers, shallot, salmon, and a lemon-pepper-dill vinaigrette. You can use leftover salmon if you like, but those new handy pouches of salmon are great to have on hand in the pantry for salads like this!
- ½ (16 ounce) package mezze (short) penne pasta
- 1 cup sliced and quartered cucumber
- 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons minced shallot
- 1 (2.6 ounce) pouch wild-caught pink salmon (such as Chicken of the Sea®)
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
- ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Drain, rinse in cold water, drain well, and place in a serving bowl.
- 2 Top pasta with cucumber, tomatoes, and shallot. Break up salmon and sprinkle on top.
- 3 Whisk olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, lemon-pepper seasoning, mustard, salt, and dill in a small bowl for the vinaigrette. Drizzle over the salad and toss gently to combine.
- Calories 376.3
- Carbohydrate 45.3 g
- Cholesterol 8 mg
- Fat 16.8 g
- Fiber 2.6 g
- Protein 12.4 g
- Saturated Fat 2.6 g
- Sodium 495.4 mg
- Sugar 2.8 g
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