Salmon & Kale Pasta Caesar Salad
Perfectly Balance Your Plate
This is a perfectly balanced plate.
2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
4 cups hot water
2 tbspCaesar Dressing Mix
1⁄4 cup milk, your choice
1⁄4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp 2% plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 crushed garlic cloves, optional
1 large bunch kale
1 pint cherry tomatoes
2 cans (7.5 oz/213 g each) unsalted salmon
Toppings (optional): shredded parmesan cheese
- In Multipurpose Steamer, combine pasta and water. Cover; microwave on high 12 min, or until tender. Once cooked, drain and rinse under cool water to lower temperature.
- Prepare dressing. In a large bowl, whisk together dressing mix, milk, oil, yogurt, lemon juice, and garlic, if using. Set aside.
- Prepare salad. De-stem kale and roughly chop or tear leaves. Slice tomatoes in half. Add vegetables and cooled pasta to bowl with dressing; toss to mix.
- Drain salmon; with a fork, break into chunks. Add to salad and gently toss to combine. Add Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Per serving: Calories 490, Fat 23 g (Saturated 4 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 50 mg, Sodium 110 mg, Carbohydrate 40 g (Fibre 4 g, Sugars 6 g), Protein 31 g.
All types of canned salmon, like sockeye or pink, are great nutritious choices. Choose canned salmon with bones for a boost of calcium, and lower sodium options when possible.
Kale works well in salads because it’s less prone to wilting once the salad is dressed.