A nice warm weather pasta salad!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 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 lightly salted water to a boil, and add farfalle pasta. Cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a serving bowl, and gently toss with the olive oil until all the pasta is coated. Cover, and chill at least 30 minutes.

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  • Arrange the cucumber slices around the edges of the pasta. Top pasta with smoked salmon, tomato, and red bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Top with Monterey Jack cheese and salad dressing to serve.

Nutrition Facts

448 calories; protein 22.2g 44% DV; carbohydrates 56.8g 18% DV; fat 15g 23% DV; cholesterol 25.6mg 9% DV; sodium 1032.6mg 41% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
What a wonderful combination of salmon pasta and exquisite ingedrients. I think the measured amounts of the combined ingredients makes this recipe work it savors the palate. The taste is lasting and makes a flavor statement. Try it yourself and see what I am saying about the satisfying taste. Good job Holly And this is called a salad!!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2011
This was just ok for us. Apart we like all the ingredients in this salad but together it was just ok. I did try half with the blue cheese and half with the Italian dressing and preferred the Italian over the blue cheese. I thought the blue cheese dressing was to heavy and rich for the salmon. Thanks for sharing befg. Read More
(6)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
What a wonderful combination of salmon pasta and exquisite ingedrients. I think the measured amounts of the combined ingredients makes this recipe work it savors the palate. The taste is lasting and makes a flavor statement. Try it yourself and see what I am saying about the satisfying taste. Good job Holly And this is called a salad!!!!! Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2007
Because I didn't have some of the ingredients in the house that I thought I had I changed the recipe just a bit substituting the blue cheese dressing with a light olive oil Italian dressing and adding some capers and dill. I also used feta cheese and mixed it and the other ingredients throughout the pasta instead of just topping it. Yum! Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2007
This salad had a great combination of ingredients and a nice flavor. We tried it with blue cheese dressing and it was just "okay" but when we used italian dressing it was excellent. Thanks for the yummy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2007
Delicious and beautiful presentation. This is perfect for a light dinner. I made a few changes. I added some imitation crabmeat and avocado. Just as yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2006
Yum this salad has become my favorite summer salad. I brought it to a picnic and I received many compliments and requests for the recipe. Thanks for this great recipe! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2006
I took this to a BBQ on the 4th of July and it was a hit! I added a little dill to give it more flavor. Very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2007
I seasoned the vegetables before I added them to the pasta. I also doubled the recipe. It tastes even better the next day. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2007
My family really liked this! I was surprised that even the youngest ate it. I'd like it more with extra peppers and tomato. I also added extra chunks of Bleu Cheese and mixed it all together instead of just layering it. I'll make this again for sure and might add olives Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2007
OK but heavy using pasta. Will change to spinach for a lighter salad & use more tomato cuc & red pepper. We used Roasted Red Pepper with Parmesan dressing & feta cheese. The feta gave it a much needed flavor. My husband smoked a piece of salmon & it was wonderful in the salad. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2011
This was just ok for us. Apart we like all the ingredients in this salad but together it was just ok. I did try half with the blue cheese and half with the Italian dressing and preferred the Italian over the blue cheese. I thought the blue cheese dressing was to heavy and rich for the salmon. Thanks for sharing befg. Read More
(6)
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