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Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers

Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers

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  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Use frozen, skinless wild salmon fillets for a cheap and filling lunch on the go. This low-calorie, healthy dish couldn't be easier to whip up

  • Healthy
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal475
fat22g
saturates3g
carbs31g
sugars4g
fibre8g
protein35g
salt1.1g
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Ingredients

  • 85g wholewheat penne
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 large red pepper , roughly chopped
  • 2 frozen, skinless wild salmon fillets (about 120g each)
  • 1 lemon , zested and juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves , finely grated
  • 1 shallot , very finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 6 pitted Kalamata olives , sliced
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 handfuls rocket

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat the rapeseed oil in a frying pan, add the pepper, cover and leave for about 5 mins until it softens and starts to char a little. Stir, then push the pepper to one side and add the salmon. Cover and fry for 8-10 mins until just cooked.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, mix the lemon zest and juice in a large bowl with the garlic, shallot, capers and olives.

  • STEP 3

    Add the cooked pepper and salmon to the bowl. Drain the pasta and add it too, with black pepper and the olive oil. Toss everything together, flaking the salmon as you do so. If eating now, toss through the rocket; if packing a lunch, leave to cool, then put in a container with the rocket on top and mix through just before eating.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2017

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