It takes only three, easy steps to make -- and enjoy -- this heart-smart salad.
3 cups bow tie or rotelle pasta, cooked al dente
1 cup salmon flakes (freshly cooked or grilled salmon fillets or steaks, broken into flakes with fork, with no bones or skin)
1 cup crisp-tender asparagus pieces, steamed or microwaved
3 green onions, finely chopped
1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
3 tablespoons fat-free or light sour cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard or Dijon
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
black pepper to taste
Place pasta, salmon, asparagus and green onion in serving bowl.
Blend dressing ingredients in a 1- or 2- cup measuring bowl until smooth.
Add dressing to pasta salad ingredients and stir to mix.