Light Pasta Salad with Smoked Albacore

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 20 min.
Smoked albacore gives pizzazz to this easy pasta salad. Perfect for potlucks.


  • 3/4 pound smoked Pacific albacore
  • 8 ounces dry rotini (corkscrew-shaped pasta, or pasta of choice)
  • 1/2 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup julienned blanched green beans
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • Dressing3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1-1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1 tablespoon salt-reduced soy sauce
  • 1-1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed or 1-1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh dill weed


  • Break smoked albacore into small bite-size pieces; set aside.
  • Cook pasta; drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Combine all dressing ingredients; mix well. Toss together pasta, peppers, beans, onions, smoked albacore, and dressing.
  • If possible, allow salad to stand for several hours, or overnight, in the refrigerator to allow flavors to meld together. Serve cold.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Note: This pasta salad with smoked albacore recipe is loaded with protein and heart-and brain-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 426
  Calories from Fat 106 (25%)
(19%)Total Fat 12g
(9%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(13%)Cholesterol 38mg
(14%)Sodium 333mg
(20%)Potassium 706mg
Total Carbohydrate 53g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(58%)Protein 29g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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