Recipe

Asparagus and salmon pasta salad

Take one tin of salmon and a few fresh ingredients for this tasty pasta salad. It's an easy packed lunch that you'll actually look forward to!

  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Asparagus and salmon pasta salad
  • 375 gram shell pasta
  • 400 gram asparagus, trimmed
  • 415 gram can red salmon, drained, flaked
  • 100 gram watercress, trimmed
  • 1 small_piece white onion (80g), sliced thinly
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil

Method

Asparagus and salmon pasta salad
  • 1
    Cook pasta in large saucepan of boiling water, uncovered, until just tender; drain. Rinse under cold water; drain.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, cut asparagus into 5cm lengths. Boil, steam or microwave asparagus until just tender; drain. Rinse under cold water; drain.
  • 3
    Combine pasta and asparagus in large bowl with salmon, watercress and onion. Place remaining ingredients in screw-top jar; shake well.
  • 4
    Drizzle dressing over pasta; toss gently to combine.

Notes

Shell pasta, or conchiglie, is available in 3 sizes. In addition to the medium shell we used here, there is a smaller shell called conchigliette, which makes a great addition to soups, and a larger shell, called conchiglioni, which is usually served stuffed and baked.

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