Costco’s pasta salad with salmon

Costco started selling a bow-tie pasta and salmon salad recently, and I gave it a try a couple of weeks ago.  I applaud them for finding a way to utilize what I assume to be unsold farmed salmon, but the recipe leaves much to be desired.

I can’t prove it, but it tastes (and looks) as if chunks of cooked salmon are combined with bow-tie pasta and containers of one of the bruschetta spreads or tapenades they sell.  The flavor is very harsh, in my opinion, due to the lack of any creamy element.  They either have to cut that heavy, olive-laden “dressing” with something gentle, or start from scratch.  Perhaps a modified Caesar might work.  If they don’t want creamy then they need to use some kind of vinaigrette.  Something.  Anything.

I also taste preservatives in there, but it’s hard to figure out what is going on because it hits you like gangbusters.  My taste memory brings me to the subtle rancidity of some canned antipasto I tried once as a child.

This entry was posted in Markets, Products and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Costco’s pasta salad with salmon

  1. Picasso Epps says:

    I’m not sure who wrote this write up but the Bow Tie Pasta with Salmon
    is excellent. I recently served it at a party and it was a hit with all
    the guest. Many asked for the recipe and of course I just smiled and
    sent them to Costco. Thanks Costco for making my party a huge Hit!

    • admin says:

      I have not seen this product at my Costco for weeks now. When I asked about it, the staff prepping the food there told me it was not very popular – that only a few people liked it. I guess I’m not the only one who thought it wasn’t their finest hour.

  2. AndMul says:

    I love this pasta! I want the recipe cause i’ve been trying to make it at home but its not the same. They don’t make it very often so that is the only reason why I am trying.

  3. admin says:

    I think you would be able to create a reasonable version by mixing cooked pasta and salmon chunks with a bruschetta spread heavy on the olives – like the one Costco carries.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *