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Serving size: 1 1/2 cups (268 grams)
Servings per recipe: 3
Calories: 339 (58 from fat)
Cholesterol: 31 milligrams
Fat: 6 grams (1 saturated fat, 0 trans fats)
Protein: 21 grams 
Sodium: 268 milligrams 
Total carbohydrate: 49 grams (4 fiber, 2 sugars)

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Salmon pasta salad

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


  1. Place pasta, salmon, asparagus and green onion in serving bowl.
  2. Blend dressing ingredients in a 1- or 2- cup measuring bowl until smooth.
  3. Add dressing to pasta salad ingredients and stir to mix.


Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Heart Healthy Recipes, nutr-ahc-93462

First published: 03/01/2005
Last updated: 07/29/2011

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department