Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad

Difficulty | Serves 4 large or 8 as a side dish | Book 7

healthy smoked salmon pasta salad recipe

2½ cups small shell pasta
½ cup frozen peas
180g sliced reduced-salt smoked salmon
½ cup skim milk
125g low-fat cottage cheese
125g Philadelphia® Light cream cheese spreadable
3 tablespoons (30g) capers roughly chopped
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
¼ cup Spanish onion finely diced
½ cup continental cucumber chopped
½ cup red capsicum diced
¼ teaspoon crushed black pepper

Per serve
Kilojoules1862 (cals 445)
GI RatingLow


  1. Cook pasta as instructed on packet. Leave to one side.
  2. Microwave peas in a little water for 4 minutes. Drain and leave to one side.
  3. Cut salmon into 1cm cubes.
  4. Blend milk, cottage cheese and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl using a stick blender until smooth
  5. Fold the smoked salmon, capers, mustard, onion, cucumber, capsicum and pepper into cream cheese sauce.
  6. Add cooked pasta and peas to sauce, combine together well.

Not suitable to be frozen.

Dietitian's tip

Salmon provides loads of protein and is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, B and D, as well as the minerals calcium, iron, phosphorus and selenium. It is very good for preventing chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

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