Favourite Salmon Pasta with Peas

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Favourite Salmon Pasta with Peas


Quantity Ingredients
5 cups farfalle pasta
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 2/3 cups milk, skim or 1% MF
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup light cream cheese, cubed
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp dried dillweed (to 2 tsp. fresh)
1/4 tsp salt and pepper
1 can (7.5 oz) salmon, drained, broken into chunks


In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until tender but firm, 8 to 10 minutes. Reserving 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the cooking liquid, drain and return pasta to pot.

Meanwhile, in saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onions and garlic until softened, about 2 minutes. Add milk; heat until steaming. Whisk cornstarch with 2 tbsp (25 mL) water; stir into milk mixture and cook, stirring, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add peas, cheese, parsley, lemon juice, mustard, dillweed, salt and pepper; stir until cheese is melted. Add to pasta and toss to coat, adding reserved cooking liquid if desired. Gently stir in salmon.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 646, protein 29 g, total fat 13 g (sat fat 6g), carb 100 g, fibre 7 g, cholesterol 37 mg, sodium 790 mg

Source: www.canadianliving.com