This delicious pasta salad with salmon makes a lovely light meal. Whether you enjoy it at home or on your lunch break at work, or just have a quick dinner, it will keep you full and happy for the rest of the afternoon or night.
Oh, did l mention that is very healthy too? Why buy ready-made salads, when you can prepare it at home in no time. Easy to store and you can keep some in the fridge for later too. Yum!
Salmon is my favourite fish, it tastes less “fishy” than other types of fish, it is highly nutritious and an excellent source of omega 3. And then I love rocket salad, or arugula, it goes so well with the tomato and salmon.
The dressing is light and sharp, enhancing the flavours. The arugula or rocket salad works beautifully here, giving it a slightly sharp touch. I prefer the salmon baked for this recipe, but you can also grill or boil it. Or swapt it for smoked salmon instead.
Although I think this pasta salad with salmon is a real treat on a hot summer day, as it can be enjoyed cold straight from the fridge, it can of course be made all year round.
I absolutely love pasta, cooked in any possible way. It is of course most loved as a main meal, but it goes so well in salads too. I used it often in salads like BLT Pasta Salad With Ranch Dressing or Cold chicken caprese pasta salad recipe, which, like this pasta salad with salmon, are perfect when you need something quick and healthy, but filling at the same time.
No need to go for heavy and complicated dressings, a simple, yet flavourful one is all we need. No fancy ingredients either, just a very few that you probably already have at home. The dill might be something you don’t buy too often, but this works too well here not to be used.
I highly recommend using dill, it simply transforms this salad into a spectacular one. If you don’t use it up, just chop it and freeze until further use. No need to throw away perfectly good herbs. Do give this salad a go, it’s fantastic!
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Pasta Salad with Salmon, a delicious and nutritious recipe that goes wonderfully well all year around.
- 1/4 packet of pasta
- 1 salmon fillet
- rocket salad arugula
- 1 tomato
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Bring a pan of salty water to the boil and cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
Drain and rinse with cold water.
Add a splash of olive oil to the pasta, then set aside and leave it to cool completely.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (390 Fahrenheit).
Wrap the salmon in kitchen foil and place it on a tray.
Bake for about 15 minutes until cooked through.
Transfer the pasta to a large bowl and toss in the rocket salad, chopped tomato and flaked salmon.
To make the dressing, mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, chopped dill, salt and pepper.
Pour the dressing over the pasta mixture and mix well to coat evenly.