Shell Pasta Salad with Salmon and Green Beans


"One of my favorite pasta salads. It is not only delicious but it's also low in fat. Enjoy."


35 m servings 139 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 12.5 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 57 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and rinse pasta under cold running water. Drain again and set aside.
  2. Blanch green beans in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Drain again and set aside.
  3. In food processor or through a sieve, puree cottage cheese. Combine with yogurt and lemon juice; mix well
  4. In a large bowl, combine pasta, green beans, yogurt mixture and dill; stir to mix. Discard skin from salmon and break into chunks; add to salad and stir gently to mix. Add pepper to taste. Line serving plate with lettuce leaves and mound salad on top.
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  1. 10 Ratings


It was really easy to make and I took it to a "Pot Luck" dinner and it was well liked by all.

This a good recipes, but I substitute canned tuna. DELICIOUS!!!!!

This is a very tasty low-fat recipe! I only used one can of salmon and you really should use the large pasta shells...I used the small ones and one cup will no way serve eight people...had to u...

I gave this four stars because it calls for canned salmon. I used fresh salmon which I poached in a little white wine and water. When the salmon was ready I proceeded with the rest of the reci...

If I want a pasta salad I guess I should just use light mayo. Hold on, I did not just rate this recipe this month. It was a long time ago.

I'm being generous with two stars. If and when I ever make it again I'll use about a quarter of the dill it called for and nix the canned salmon. I managed to fix it a tiny bit by serving with b...

I have to say that this was only okay. When I first mixed it, it was too dry, so I made a second batch of the dressing and added it. The salad was still too dry. The flavor was okay, especial...