Rating: 4.45 stars
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Fusilli pasta is fancied up with delicious pieces of smoked salmon and cucumber, which can be made in no time! I like to spice mine up with a dash of cayenne pepper.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in the fusilli; return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well and rinse with cold water. Transfer cooled pasta to a large bowl.

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  • Toss the carrot, onion, cucumber, celery, and salmon with the pasta; mix well.

  • Combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl; mix well. Pour sauce over pasta mixture. Mix well to coat evenly.

Nutrition Facts

328 calories; protein 14.2g; carbohydrates 40.6g; fat 12.6g; cholesterol 13.3mg; sodium 383.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (32)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2009
I made this salad for my husband's lunch omitting the carrot (he doesn't care for carrots) and added a dash of Old Bay seasoning. He loved it so much, I received a call from him telling me he would gladly have this for lunch any day! Thank you for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/31/2010
Rather bland for us. We like spicy. Read More
(6)
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2009
I made this salad for my husband's lunch omitting the carrot (he doesn't care for carrots) and added a dash of Old Bay seasoning. He loved it so much, I received a call from him telling me he would gladly have this for lunch any day! Thank you for sharing this recipe. Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2011
Excellent and fairly quick dish! I made twice the dressing and followed another reviewers suggestion with additional seasoning. While I didn't have Old Bay on hand I used a similar creole seasoning and that spiced it up nicely. I also added chopped seeded tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2009
Great tasting salad! I made this with leftovers in mind so I waited until serving to add the cucumber - worked out perfectly. It's also good with a handful of frozen peas added at the last minute. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2010
I added a lot more lemon salt and pepper and also used a generous amount of dill. Came out great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/31/2010
Rather bland for us. We like spicy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2012
Excellent! I added dill weeds and replaced the regular onion by red onion. I didn't have any cucumber so I added a carrot. Easy and delicious perfect for lunch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2014
Very good recipe. I used to make this but with albacore. I ran across this recipe and it never really crossed my mind to use salmon. I used salmon fillets and cut it up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2015
Easy way to use up a couple of packets of pink salmon that I had on hand! I didn't have cucumbers - so used green pepper instead - still came out great! Followed another reviewer's tip of using dill - and I added a touch of buttermilk as well. Thanks - will make great lunches this week! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2015
I added Penne instead of fusili since I had those at home. Tasted great! Read More
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