Radiatore salad with salmon & papaya

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Radiatore or Rotini OR other medium pasta shape, uncooked
6 tablespoons Vegetable oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1 pounds Boneless salmon fillets skinless, fresh or frozen cooked and chopped, OR... Canned salmon drained and flaked
1 Papaya; peeled, seeded and chopped*
1 cup Cherry tomatoes
1 bunch Scallions; finely sliced
1 Yellow bell pepper; chopped
1 medium Cucumber, quartered lengthwise and sliced
1 small Jalapeno; seeded, ribs removed and finely minced
2 tablespoons Chopped fresh cilantro; OR Dried cilantro
3 tablespoons Rice wine vinegar
3 tablespoons White wine vinegar
3 drops Hot sauce

* (if unavailable, substitute 1 mango or 2 peaches, or 2 nectarines, or 1 15-oz. can papaya or favorite fruit in light syrup, drained and chopped)

Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and transfer to a medium bowl. While pasta is still warm, mix in vegetable oil. Season with freshly ground black pepper. Set pasta aside to cool.

In a medium mixing bowl, add the salmon, papaya, tomatoes, scallions, yellow pepper and cucumber. Toss together with pasta.

In a small bowl, combine the jalapeno, cilantro, both vinegars and hot sauce. Toss the pasta with the dressing and refrigerate. Serve well chilled.

Serves 6-8

Each serving provides: 373 Calories; 19⅖ g Protein; 40⅒ g Carbohydrates; 14.9 g Fat; 33.7 mg Cholesterol; 54 mg Sodium.

Calories from Fat: 36%

Copyright National Pasta Association () (Reprinted with permission)

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