Radiatore Salad with Salmon and Papaya

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Radiatore Salad with Salmon and Papaya
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  • 6 to 8 ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Radiatore, Rotini, or other medium pasta shape, uncooked
  • 6 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless, fresh or frozen salmon fillets, cooked and chopped, or 2 7 1/2-oz. cans salmon, drained and flaked
  • papaya, peeled, seeded and chopped (if unavailable, substitute 1 mango or 2 peaches, or 2 nectarines, or 1 15-oz. can papaya or favorite fruit in light syrup, drained and chopped)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bunch scallions, finely sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded, ribs removed and chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, quartered lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeded, ribs removed and finely minced
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro or 2 tsp. dried cilantro
  • 3 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 3 drops hot sauce

Preparation

Preparation

1 Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and transfer to a medium bowl.

2 While pasta is still warm, mix in vegetable oil.

3 . Season with freshly ground black pepper. Set pasta aside to cool.

4 In a medium mixing bowl, add the salmon, papaya, tomatoes, scallions, yellow pepper and cucumber. Toss together with pasta.

5 In a small bowl, combine the jalapeño, cilantro, both vinegars and hot sauce.

6 . Toss the pasta with the dressing and refrigerate. Serve well chilled.

Source: National Pasta Association