Penne and Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad Recipe Photo - Diabetic Gourmet Magazine Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Dreamfields Penne Rigate
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed, blanched, cut into
  • 1-inch pieces (see note)
  • 1/2 pound cold smoked salmon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives


Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again.
  2. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, lemon juice and tarragon. Add chopped shallot.
  3. In large bowl, toss together asparagus, salmon and pasta. Add dressing; toss gently to coat. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Sprinkle with chopped chives.

Notes:

To blanch asparagus, place spears in boiling, salted water and cook until crisp-tender, about 2 to 4 minutes depending on size of asparagus spears. Drain and rinse in cold water or ice water until cooled.


Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 302
Calories from fat: 37
Fat: 10 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Sodium: 745 milligrams
Cholesterol: 23 milligrams
Protein: 17 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams



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