Bagel and Lox Rigatoni Salad


With smoked salmon and a warm caper dressing, this veggie-packed pasta salad is a playful riff on a brunch classic.

Bagel Lox Rigatoni Salad
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
30 mins
12 cups


  • 8 ounce dried rigatoni pasta (3 cups)

  • 8 ounce fresh green beans, trimmed and halved crosswise

  • 1 bagel, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ cup white balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped (1 cup)

  • ¼ cup drained capers

  • 2 cup chopped romaine lettuce

  • 8 ounce bite-size fresh mozzarella balls

  • 6 - 8 ounce thinly sliced smoked salmon (lox-style), coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding green beans the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain pasta mixture; rinse with cold water. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, toss bagel pieces with 1 tablespoon oil in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once. Remove and cool in pan on a wire rack.

  2. For vinaigrette, in a medium saucepan whisk together vinegar, mustard, and salt until combined. Slowly whisk in 3/4 cup olive oil. Heat over medium-low heat just until warm, whisking constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in red onion and capers.

  3. Place pasta mixture, romaine, mozzarella balls, smoked salmon, and bagel croutons in a very large bowl. Drizzle vinaigrette over mixture in bowl; toss to combine. Sprinkle with cracked black pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

622 Calories
38g Fat
49g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 622
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 1019mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 7.6mg 38%
Calcium 250mg 19%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Potassium 303mg 6%
Folate, total 147.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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