This and that: Fresh Veggies with Pasta and Smoked Salmon

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fresh Veggies with Pasta and Smoked Salmon

If you have been following my post, you will know that each week I feature a recipe from the previous week Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party.  I also try to make that recipe and usually change it to suit my own needs and  also the ingredients I have in my house.  While scrolling through the 150 plus recipes that were linked last week, a recipe jumped out at me and when I opened the link up I thought ~~ what a great way to use some of the fresh vegetables that are growing in my garden.

You are probably thinking... well, where did she get this great recipe.  The recipe came from one of our FFF members Lois from Walking on Sunshine and she in turned got it from Sunflower Supper Club.  The original recipe was posted on our Linky Party.  See how great these parties are, recipes are passed from one to another and either used as the recipe states or in my case tweaked slightly.  You can always join us, each weekend for our linky parties, either coming back to my blog or heading over to Foodie Friends Friday.  There are always great recipes from a multiple of great cooks and the best part they have been tried and liked by the bloggers and their families themselves.

Let's get onto what I did to this fabulous recipes.  The only thing I really did was add more vegetables.  To see the original recipe from Walking on Sunshine go HERE.

Fresh Veggies with Pasta and Smoked Salmon

1 cup tomatoes - I used both red and yellow cut in small pieces
1/2 cup red onions -diced
1/2 cup cucumbers -diced
1/2 banana pepper - cut in small slices
1 1/2 garlic cloves minced
1/8 cup fresh basil - chopped (that was all I had - you could use more)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
2 cups cooked pasta - I used small shells
1/2 cup Tillamook garlic white cheddar cheese (cut in approx 1 cm cubes)
3/4 cup smoked salmon
fresh parsley to garnish

Cut vegetables and place in bowl. In separate bowl combine basil, olive, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and stir until mixed.  Add to vegetable mixture, cover and let sit for approximately an hour, stirring occasionally.
Cook pasta as directed on box.  Add to vegetable mixture, stir.  Add cheddar cheese and smoked salmon. Place on plate and garnish with fresh parsley.  Enjoy.

look at all this goodness

dressing applied to vegetables

I had first served with out smoked salmon...
as I had forgot to put it on.


Thanks Lois for this great recipe and I hope you like the changes that I made. 
 This recipe and many more can be found on our wonderful Linky Parties.

Til next time <3 <3 <3  Marlys


  1. My hubby would LOVE your version as he is such a fan of salmon! Thanks for the shout out! Sharing on Facebook!

    1. Lois, thanks for posting it.... We loved this recipe and adding salmon gives it a whole meal in one.

  2. That looks so delicious Marlys! We love salmon, pasta and all those veggies look so good. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  3. G'day! GREAT healthy dish Marlys! YUM!
    Cheers! Joanne

  4. fresh veggie is amazing and it looks great, this is a good fit for life.

  5. This looks so fresh and healthy I am going to make it this weekend! Thanks :)



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