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This easy pasta salad with smoked salmon and peas and a creamy buttermilk-herb dressing takes just 20 minutes to make. Frozen peas are cooked right in the same pot as the pasta, and the dressing is whipped up in the serving bowl, saving you time and dishes! It's the perfect fresh and healthy dinner to add to your weeknight rotation and would also be lovely for a luncheon or brunch. But given how easy it is, it could also be an elegant take-to-work lunch.

Source: EatingWell.com, May 2019


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20 mins
20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt; add peas to the pot during the final 1 minute of cook time. Drain, rinse with cold water and drain well.

  • Whisk mayonnaise, buttermilk, chives, lemon juice, tarragon, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the pasta-pea mixture, arugula and smoked salmon; stir gently until well combined.

Nutrition Facts

1 1/3 cups
329 calories; protein 12.9g; carbohydrates 34.1g; dietary fiber 3.6g; sugars 3.2g; fat 16.8g; saturated fat 1.6g; cholesterol 13.5mg; vitamin a iu 690.6IU; vitamin c 7.9mg; folate 21mcg; calcium 27.5mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 15.6mg; potassium 130.6mg; sodium 562.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

3 fat, 2 starch, 1 lean protein