Classic Alaska Salmon Macaroni Salad
25 Minute Meal
2/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1-1/2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning
1 teaspoon each dried onion and dill weed
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (12 oz.) elbow macaroni or small shell pasta
1 can (14.75 oz.) or 2 cans (7.5 oz. each) traditional pack Alaska salmon OR 2 cans or pouches (6 to 7.1 oz. each) skinless, boneless salmon, drained and chunked
1 cup diced celery
2 Tablespoons fresh chopped chives or 2 stalks green onions, sliced
Dressing: In small bowl, blend mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon-pepper, dried onion, dill weed, lemon juice, and salt.
Salad: Cook pasta according to package directions until just firm to bite. Drain, rinse in cold water. In large bowl, add pasta, salmon, celery, and chives. Pour dressing over pasta. Stir to blend. Cover and refrigerate several hours to blend flavors.
Makes 4 main course or 8 side dish servings.
Nutrients per serving: 379 calories, 15g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 36% calories from fat, 68mg cholesterol, 26g protein, 34g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 1038mg sodium, 280mg calcium and 2.5g omega-3 fatty acids.