Smoked Salmon Macaroni Salad with Spinach, Lemon and Goat Cheese

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This bright and flavorful smoked salmon macaroni salad with spinach, lemon and goat cheese is sure to become a summertime favorite. Slideshow:  More Pasta Recipes 

Smoked Salmon Macaroni Salad with Spinach, Lemon and Goat Cheese
Photo: © Kristen Stevens
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Yield:
2 to 3

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 ounces macaroni (1 cup)

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced

  • 2 ounces smoked salmon (not lox; 1/4 cup)

  • 2 ounces goat cheese

  • 3 thin slices of lemon, cut into 16 slivers each

  • 1 cup roughly chopped spinach 

  • Sea salt

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan of salted boiling water, cook the macaroni until al dente. Drain well and rinse with cold running water until it is completely cool.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, freshly squeezed lemon juice, freshly ground pepper and garlic.

  3. Add the macaroni, smoked salmon, goat cheese, lemon slivers and the spinach to the bowl. Toss to coat evenly with the dressing, then season with sea salt.

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