Most pasta salads have a mayonnaise base, which I thought was too heavy for a salmon pasta salad. I swapped in a vinaigrette of sorts, with just a dusting of freshly grated Parmesan cheese for a touch of indulgence. It's the perfect way to use any leftover salmon.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add shells and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 9 minutes.

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  • Combine oil, shallots, lemon juice, capers, dill, lemon zest, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Add in the flaked salmon. Mix to incorporate.

  • Drain cooked pasta and add to the salmon mixture. Toss to combine. Refrigerate before serving, at least 30 minutes. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Cook's Note:

If you do not have lemon-infused olive oil, plain olive oil may be used.

Nutrition Facts

368 calories; protein 20.6g; carbohydrates 43.7g; fat 11.6g; cholesterol 36.9mg; sodium 139.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2020
Great recipe. I made it for two. Needed a bit more lemon infused olive oil. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2020
It seemed to be missing something so we came up with sun-dried tomatoes. I also added extra lemon infused olive oil. Read More
3 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2020
Great recipe. I made it for two. Needed a bit more lemon infused olive oil. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2020
It seemed to be missing something so we came up with sun-dried tomatoes. I also added extra lemon infused olive oil. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2020
This is SO GOOD!! I don't like salmon, so I substituted canned albacore tuna, and was in heaven!! This is a family favorite! Read More
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