Sunday, 23 September 2018

Pasta Salad

Carole's Chatter: Pasta Salad

As spring is imminent here I had a hankering for a salad – not as a side dish but as the main element for lunch. So here it is.


Elbow pasta
Smoked salmon
Crispy shallots
Red onion
Baby zucchini
½ red capsicum (bell pepper)

Dressing – capers, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, pepper and fish sauce.


I had cooked extra eggs at breakfast time so they just had to be shelled (always a chore) and quartered.

I cooked the pasta for about 8 minutes – I wanted it to be just done and not soggy.  As with all pasta I cooked it in salty water (like the Mediterranean don't they say?)

So while the pasta was cooking a flaked the salmon, sliced a bit of red onion and the zucchini (a darling little baby one) and the bell pepper.

Mix all that up together and pour over the dressing and there you have it.  I use little jars to shake dressings together.

It was simple in flavour but very welcome.


  1. Love your spring dish. I’m all about hot meals as we head into fall

  2. That looks so good!! We are heading into salad days now, although this week is still going to be cool!

  3. That's perfect. You just gave me an idea for this week's lunch as I have a piece of salmon in the freezer.

  4. I finally made this salad and posted today. It's so good and i used up some leftover veggies in the fridge. thanks for the idea. I linked back to you.


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