Need more omega-3s? Salmon is a tasty way to get them, especially when it’s tossed with tender pasta shells, sweet green peas and a zesty balsamic-Dijon dressing! Use sustainably-caught, Alaskan canned salmon for rich flavor and easy prep. Once the pasta is cooked, just combine what’s left on the ingredients list, chill and serve.
Sweet Pea & Salmon Pasta Salad
4 cups small shells or elbow pasta
1-1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh dill
2 (6 oz.) cans salmon, drained
1/3 cup flax oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp. ground flax seeds
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse.
2. In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta with remaining ingredients. Serve chilled.
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