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Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad

Ribbons of smoked salmon wrap around fresh diced avocado, salty capers, and fun bow tie pasta. Tossed in a zesty lemon fusion sauce complimented with the heat of red chili pepper, this smoked salmon pasta recipe brings the brightness of a sunny day.

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bowtie pasta with smoked salmon and avocado with herbs
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A fast journey to a flavorful dish! This bright and refreshing avocado smoked salmon pasta salad is a forkful of savory and tangy. Thin-sliced, cold-smoked salmon, chopped capers, and creamy avocado create complexity and depth. Zestful lemon, robust spices. Mixed up with Bow Ties, a feast for the tastebuds and eyes!

  • 16 oz Ronzoni® Bow Ties
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped capers
  • 4 tsp lemon zest
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp anchovy paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp red chili flakes
  • 8 oz thinly sliced smoked salmon, cut into ribbons
  • 1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced
Skill LevelEasy
Prep Time20 Min
Cook Time10 Min


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain well. 
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together parsley, olive oil, capers, lemon zest, lemon juice, anchovy paste, garlic, salt, pepper, and red chili flakes. 
  3. Add pasta, tossing to coat well.
  4. Add smoked salmon and avocado, tossing until combined.

Pro Tip

Salmon isn’t the only fish in the sea. For a lighter touch, try with canned tuna.