12 ounces coarsely chopped cooked salmon (see note)
1 cup chopped seeded cucumber
1/4 cup chopped red onion
3 to 4 tablespoons snipped fresh mint
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
Leaf lettuce (optional)
Lemon wedges (optional)
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again.
In a medium bowl combine drained pasta, salmon, cucumber, red onion and mint.
For vinaigrette, in a small bowl combine lemon juice, olive oil, honey, zest, if desired, salt, and pepper. Whisk together.
Pour over pasta mixture. Toss gently to coat. Add tomatoes. Toss gently.
Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 24 hours. Serve on top lettuce with fresh lemon, if desired.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
About Digestible Carbohydrates:Dreamfields patent-pending process adds a unique blend of protein and inulin fiber (a 100% natural prebiotic fiber found in common foods such as Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes), asparagus, garlic, raisins and chicory root) to premium durum wheat semolina, resulting in a pasta with 5 grams fiber per serving (about twice that of regular pasta), a 65% lower glycemic index (GI) than regular pasta (Dreamfields GI = 13; regular pasta GI = 38), and 5 grams digestible carbohydrates per serving, which results in a lower blood glucose rise compared to that following consumption of regular pasta.
Note: If traditional pasta is used in this recipe there is a total of 50g carbohydrate.