A quick and hearty meal, enjoy this warm salmon pasta salad cooked in a skillet using canned salmon.

Servings: 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups whole grain pasta (try shells, elbow or bow tie)
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 can (5 ounces) canned salmon, drained (about 1/2 cup cooked fresh salmon)
  • 2 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, then set aside.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat butter in a medium skillet over medium heat (300°F in an electric skillet). Add onion and cook until tender.
  • Add cooked pasta, salmon, tomato, lemon juice, parsley and salt. Cook until heated through.
  • Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Recipe courtesy of Food Hero, Oregon State University Extension Service.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings

Serving size: 1/2 cup 

Amount per 1/2 cup



% DV*
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 160mg
Total Carbs 22g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Added Sugars 
Protein 8g
Vitamin D 
2% Calcium 
6% Iron 

*Percent Daily Values are included where available. They are based on a 2,000
calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.