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Low-fat Penne And Smoked Salmon Salad

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Sadly, heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in the US. Eating a heart healthy diet, one that is low in saturated fat and sodium, can greatly improve your risk of heart disease. This doesn't mean you have to sacrifice great taste just to eat healthier-- just adding some nutritious food items to your daily menu can greatly improve your overall heart health. Antioxidant-rich foods that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol are the keys to success of a healthy diet. Dreamfields Pasta is a great addition to a heart healthy eating plan. Here Chef Jim Coleman makes a delicious and simple smoked salmon pasta salad with a mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and balsamic vinegar dressing. Don't forget the twist of lemon juice and delicious herbs for extra flavor! Watch this video for a list of full ingredients and to see how Chef Coleman prepares this flavorful dish!
Ingredients
  Penne rigate 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Reduced-fat mayonnaise 6 Tablespoon
  Balsamic vinegar 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Dijon mustard 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped fresh tarragon/1 tablespoon fresh shaved off dill 1 Tablespoon
  Crushed red pepper flakes 2 Pinch
  Shallot 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Asparagus 1 Pound, ends trimmed, blanched, cut into 1 inch pieces
  Smoked salmon 1⁄2 Pound, cut into 0.50 inch pieces (Cold)
  Kosher salt To Taste
  Ground black pepper To Taste
  Chopped chives 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1) Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
2) Rinse with cold water; drain again.
3) Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, crushed red pepper flakes (if using) and tarragon or dill (I prefer dill - due to the fact of tarragons licorice flavor).
4) Add chopped shallot.
5) In large bowl, toss together asparagus, salmon and pasta.
6) Add dressing; toss gently to coat.
7) Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
SERVING
8) Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve the dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Tossed
Ingredient: 
Salmon
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Restriction: 
High Protein
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
If you are having heart-related problem, this does not mean that you have to restrict certain foods. Dreamfields Pasta is a great alternative to healthy eating. Just watch this recipe and remain healthy forever.

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