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3 cups
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cooking time:
20 minutes


1 ½ cups whole grain pasta (try shells, elbow, or bow tie)
1 Tablespoon margarine or butter
2 Tablespoons chopped onion
1 can (5 ounces) canned salmon, drained (about 1/2 cup cooked fresh salmon)
2 small tomatoes, chopped
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, then set aside.
  3. While pasta is cooking, heat margarine or butter in a medium skillet over medium heat (300 F degrees in an electric skillet). Add onion and cook until tender.
  4. Add cooked pasta, salmon, tomato, lemon juice, parsley and salt. Cook until heated through.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • No salmon? Use canned tuna or mackerel instead.