Pasta salad with salmon

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. All in all, this is a very tasty salad and definitely on top of my favourite salads ever. Do give it a try!

Pasta salad with salmon


  • 1/4 packet of pasta
  • 1 salmon fillet
  • rocket salad (arugula)
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • dill
  • salt and pepper
Pasta salad with salmon

Pasta salad with salmon


  • 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.
  • 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.

Enjoy! ?

Pasta salad with salmon

Pasta salad with salmon

Pasta salad with salmon

Pasta salad with salmon

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  • Reply
    November 19, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    A lovely, colourful dish, Daniela – and a very healthy one, too. 🙂

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      November 20, 2015 at 9:10 am

      Thank you, Millie. As much as l love salads, they are not so filling, but adding pasta worked really well. Glad you liked it ?

  • Reply
    November 20, 2015 at 4:41 am

    Yum! I love salmon it’s so refreshing and light 🙂 Never thought to add it to a pasta salad! Which looks amazing. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      November 20, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Thank you! I love salmon too, it is so easy to cook and can be used in so many dishes. Glad you like this salad ?

  • Reply
    Lynz Real Cooking
    November 20, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Very beautiful dish! Daniela!

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      November 21, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Thank you, glad you liked it ?

  • Reply
    December 23, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks for this superb recipe, Daniela! It was super yummy for my family and me, simply because the dressing combined the dish together so perfectly. I just grilled the salmon instead of baking it.

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      December 23, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Maria! It is a dish l can never have enough of, l love salmon cooked in any way!

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