Salmon Twist Pasta Salad

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by Judikins

Serve this salad to family or friends on a hot summer day for not only something delicious, but healthy as well.

Top Review by Isabellas Can Opener

I can't believe I have not reviewed this yet. Made as directed, this is a great recipe. Excellent flavor combinations and easy to prepare. It is also budget friendly, especially if you use pink salmon instead of red. (I haven't tried tuna yet but I will update this review when I do.) The star rating is for the "as is" recipe, not after applying modifications for my personal taste. You will not regret giving this a try.<br/>Some of the modifications I have tried with great success...<br/>Sub fresh dill weed for (or in addition to) the parsley.<br/>Sub a bag or two of fresh or frozen Cheese Tortellini for the spirals.<br/>Leave out the pasta and use the salad to stuff jumbo shells (Don't forget the Italian dressing step) or lettuce leaves. This works great where a finger food salad might be desirable and/or the presentation is a factor.<br/>I always use more ripe olives cause I love em.<br/>Try it with Chipotle Mayo if you want it with a bit of a kick.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook macaroni til al dente; drain.
  2. Mix Italian dressing with hot macaroni; cool.
  3. Blend together mayonnaise, lemon juice and mustard.
  4. Stir in onions, olives, parsley, cucumber, celery, garlic salt and pdpper.
  5. Add drained salmon, broken into chunks; mix lightly.
  6. Chill 2 hours or more before serving on crisp greens.
  7. You can substitute tuna if you don't care for salmon.
  8. Cook time is chill time.

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