(nut free, soy free, peanut free, can be dairy free, can be vegan, can be gluten free)
If you love pasta, salmon, and dill, this recipe is for you! And if you’ve never had pasta salad before, this is a great way to start enjoying it. The creamy dill dressing is similar to what you’d put on a potato salad, and it’s packed with veggies for added crunch & nutrients. It’s also super versatile: use tuna or chickpeas instead of salmon, add different veggies, use different pasta shapes, the options are endless for what you can create!
Ingredients you’ll need for this Creamy Salmon Dill Pasta Salad:
- pasta of choice (I used penne)
- canned salmon
- green peas
- bell pepper
- sunflower seeds
Ingredients for the Creamy Dill Dressing:
- plain yogurt
- fresh or dried dill
- lemon juice
- fine salt
- finely ground pepper
How do I make this Creamy Salmon Dill Pasta Salad vegan?
Omit the salmon, or replace it with chickpeas or lentils for added protein. Use plant-based yogurt & mayonnaise alternatives (although keep in mind this may change the taste & consistency of the dressing – I cannot vouch for the results!).
How do I make this egg free?
Use a plant-based mayonnaise alternative to replace the mayonnaise (I don’t recommend replacing the mayo with more yogurt, as it makes it fairly tart – but if you’re in to that, by all means go ahead!).
How do I make this gluten free?
Use gluten free pasta (like brown rice pasta).
Other pasta meals you may enjoy:
- Pesto Cream Pasta with Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomatoes
- Lazy Veggie Lasagna
- Crunchy Peanut Tofu Noodle Bowls