No dressing Salmon Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad… No dressing!

Prep time : 20 minutes


-4 cups penne or bowtie pasta

-1 canned salmon

-10-15 cherry tomatoes cut in half

-5 stalks of asparagus; cut into thirds

-5 thinly sliced white mushrooms

-1/3 fresh lemon

-1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese

-pinch of salt and pepper

– 1-2 teaspoon olive oil

This recipe is extremely easy and can be thrown together as long as you have a spare 20 minutes! You can decide how much of each vegetable you want. It’s up to you! I put in about four┬ásliced white mushrooms, 10 halved cherry tomatoes, and 4 stalks of asparagus.

1) boil your pasta in salted water

2) while the pasta is boiling, steam the asparagus and mushrooms (you can do this by putting a little water in a frying pan on low heat- add the vegetables and cover for five minutes)

3) when pasta is tender, drain, but leave a little water inside

4) drain the oil from the canned salmon and add to the cooked pasta

4) add in the steamed asparagus and mushrooms

5) squeeze a third of a lemon into the pasta. don’t add too much, you can always go back to add more later

6) add a 1~2 teaspoons of olive oil, salt and pepper, cherry tomatoes, parmesan  cheese

7) mix well and chill in the refrigerator