Cucumber and Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad

    30 minutes

    This is my favourite pasta salad! Cucumber, celery and smoked salmon with a lemon-mayonnaise dressing. Add a little cayenne if you like spice.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 350g fusilli pasta
    • 1 small carrot, grated
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
    • 1/2 cup diced celery
    • 250g smoked salmon, cut into 2cm dice
    • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in the pasta; return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, until the pasta has cooked through but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well and rinse with cold water. Transfer cooled pasta to a large bowl.
    2. Toss the carrot, onion, cucumber, celery and salmon with the pasta; mix well.
    3. Combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper in a small bowl; mix well. Pour sauce over pasta mixture. Mix well to coat evenly.

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    I made this salad for my husband's lunch omitting the carrot (he doesn't care for carrots) and added a dash of Old Bay seasoning. He loved it so much, I received a call from him telling me he would gladly have this for lunch any day! Thank you for sharing this recipe.  -  02 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Excellent and fairly quick dish! I made twice the dressing and followed another reviewers suggestion with additional seasoning. While I didn't have Old Bay on hand I used a similar creole seasoning and that spiced it up nicely. I also added chopped, seeded tomatoes.  -  06 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great tasting salad! I made this with leftovers in mind so I waited until serving to add the cucumber - worked out perfectly. It's also good with a handful of frozen peas added at the last minute.  -  22 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)