Lomi Macaroni Salad with smoked salmon
This Lomi Macaroni Salad is a mainland version of a popular Hawaiian salmon and vegetable salad. Smoked salmon replaces the more traditional salt-cured salmon for ease and flavor, while pasta makes it more substantial. Jalapeño, cilantro, and fresh lime juice brighten and add dimension to the dish. But make this a day ahead, it gets better with age.
FOR THE SALAD, COOK:
FOR THE VINAIGRETTE, WHISK:
“Lomi” means to massage, so do as the Hawaiians and toss this salad with your hands!
For the salad, cook macaroni in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again. Transfer to a bowl.
Stir in tomatoes, salmon, onion, cilantro, and jalapeño.
For the vinaigrette, whisk together vinegar, vegetable oil, lime juice, and sesame oil; season with salt and pepper.
Toss salad with vinaigrette. Add nuts just before serving.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 163mg 6%
Carbs 26g 8%
Fiber 3g 12%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.