Salmon Avocado Pasta Salad

Many readers have been asking for some pasta salad recipes, so here is my salmon avocado pasta salad recipe.

This recipe offers an affordable way to get your Omega-3 fix. The combination of delicious avocado, olive oil, and the delightfully rich flavor of salmon makes for a satisfying meal that is both healthy and ready in just half an hour.

Salmon avocado pasta salad

I have also included a quick and simple recipe for homemade mayonnaise, for those who which to prepare everything from scratch.


  • 8 ounces of pasta of your choice
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 2 ripe diced avocados
  • 3/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 cup of sliced scallions (green onions)
  • 1 small sliced bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
  • 3 limes (grated rind and lime juice)
  • 1/2 cup (114 g) of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1.7 oz (50 g) of rocket salad leaves

Salmon Avocado Pasta Salad Recipe

Step 1

Bake the 2 salmon filets in a preheated oven at 350 F (175 C) for 8 to 10 minutes

Step 2

While the salmon filets are baking, drop the pasta into a pot of boiling water and cook according to the package directions

Step 3

Once the pasta is cooked, drain it, and run it under cold running water until it is completely cool

Step 4

Add the past into a large mixing bowl, and combine the green onions, avocados, sliced bell pepper, diced avocados, parsley, cherry tomatoes, and mayonnaise. Give everything a nice mix using a handled spatula.

Step 5

Pour in the lime juice and grated rind of the lime. This will give your dish a nice zingy flavor.

Step 6

Using a fork, flake the salmon and add it to the pasta salad. Sprinkle the whole lot with a little olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Toss it all together.

Step 7

Serve the salmon avocado pasta salad on a bed of rocket leaves.

Expert Tips

Homemade mayonnaise

To make your own mayonnaise, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch of kosher salt
  • 12 oz (355 ml) of grapeseed oil (or other neutral flavored oil)

Steps to make homemade mayonnaise:

  1. Add the eggs, Dijon mustard, vinegar, and salt to the food processor and process for about 1 minute.
  2. Scrape the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula, turn the processor on again at medium speed and gradually add the oil.
  3. Once you have added all the oil, leave the processor on for a few more seconds, as you will see the mixture get thicker and emulsify.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste


Baking sheet, to bake the salmon fillets

Medium-sized mixing bowl to mix all the ingredients together

Rubber spatula

Food processor (if you are making your own mayonnaise)