Basil-Pecan Shells with Smoked Salmon
Salmon makes a fabulous addition to any healthy diet. Its low fat content makes it a perfect protein substitute for fatty cuts of beef.
Makes 4 servings
|1||cup fresh basil, stems removed|
|1/4||cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese|
|1||tablespoon olive oil|
|3/4||cup plain nonfat yogurt|
|1/3||cup fat-free (skim) milk|
|12||ounces uncooked medium-size pasta shells or conchiglie|
|8||ounces smoked salmon, cut into bite-size pieces|
|4||tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted|
- Place basil, Parmesan, garlic and oil in food processor or blender; process until finely chopped. Set aside.
- Combine yogurt and milk in small bowl; set aside.
- Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain well. Transfer to large serving bowl. Add basil mixture, yogurt mixture, salmon and pecans. Mix well. Garnish as desired. Serve immediately.
|Calories from Fat||27 %|
|Total Fat||15 g|
|Saturated Fat||3 g|
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