Salmon Pasta Salad

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Sydney Mike

Don't recall where this recipe came from years ago, but it is one of the few salmon recipes that I really like. Note that 1.75 cups of cold baked salmon can be substituted for the canned salmon. If the final product seems too dry for your taste, additional red wine vinegar and olive oil can be added.

Top Review by bluemoon downunder

I scaled back the recipe by halving it and I have really enjoyed the small portion I've sampled: I've made it for take-to-work lunches for the next few days. Though I don't see it lasting for many days! Delicious blend of flavours. I used penne pasta, kalamata olives, roasted red pepper (from my Greek delicatessen) and I added a few drops of lemon juice, a sprinkling of garlic powder, a couple of grindings of a rosemary and sage herb blend and I added some chopped walnuts just before serving. I'll also be keeping those separate from the next few serves I eat and again adding them just before serving. They added some additional crunch to a fabulously flavoursome salad that I'll certainly be making again throughout the summer. Thank you for sharing another super-star recipe, Sydney Mike!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse & remove skin & bones & other tissue from red salmon, then break into medium-size pieces.
  2. Cook pasta according to box, then chill.
  3. In large bowl, mix together salmon, pasta, carrots, celery, olives, onion & bell pepper.
  4. In smaller bowl, combine vinegar, oils, sugar, oregano, salt & pepper & mix well, then pour it over salmon mixture, tossing carefully to coat.
  5. Serve immediately, or cover, chill & serve later.

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