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Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with Salmon, Tomatoes & Herb Dressing

This easy whole wheat pasta salad is packed with salmon and tomatoes, and tossed with a herb-infused dressing. Perfect for summertime potlucks and picnics!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Entrees, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Healthy Dinner Recipes, Whole Wheat Recipe
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 361kcal


The Dressing:

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chile flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

The Rest:

  • 13 ounces whole wheat penne pasta
  • 12 ounces skinless salmon cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces grape or cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 3 ounces myzithra or feta cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


The Dressing:

  • In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine garlic, lemon juice, parsley, oregano, dried chile flakes, salt and pepper. Pulse until parsley is finely chopped.
  • With the motor running, slowly pour in olive oil and blend until the dressing mostly smooth.

The Rest:

  • Cook penne according to package instructions. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Immediately toss with three-quarters of the dressing.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray.
  • Add the salmon to the skillet and saute until salmon is just cooked through.
  • To the pasta, add salmon, tomatoes, myzithra (or feta) cheese and the rest of the dressing. Stir gently to combine.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, as desired. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Serving: 1Serving (1/6 of Recipe) | Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 15.9mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 0.6mg