Summer salmon pasta

Summer salmon pasta

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Inject a bit of health into your mealtime with this veg packed pasta full of goodness - easily adapted for vegetarians

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal543
  • fat18g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs69g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre4g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.39g


  • 350g penne
  • 2 salmon steaks, about 175g/6oz each



    With its delicate, sweet flesh and wide availability, salmon is one of the most popular fish.…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tbsp pine nut
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 300g mushroom, sliced



    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • handful basil leaves


  1. Cook the pasta according to pack instructions, adding the salmon to the water 6 mins before the end of the cooking time.

  2. Heat the oil in a pan, then cook the pine nuts until toasted. Add the pepper and fry until softened. Tip in the mushrooms and stir until they start to soften, then add a ladleful of the pasta water.

  3. When the pasta is cooked, remove the salmon to a plate, then drain the pasta. Fork the salmon into flakes and add to the vegetables along with the pasta and the basil leaves. Season with pepper and lightly toss together before serving

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Hanszinderfaan's picture
8th Aug, 2019
Cooked this today. Disappointed that our local shop had run out of fresh basil. Had to make do with half teaspoon of dried instead. To add a little flavour I diced one quarter of onion and in place of penn pasta I used Fuseli. As I am on a salt free diet I finished it off with a small handful of chopped coriander. Makes a light tasty lunch
13th Apr, 2015
I added some pesto and lemon juice (as well as seasoning of course) - delicious and nutritious!
20th Sep, 2014
A lovely way to cook salmon. However I thought it lacked a little something. Perhaps it needs some green veg and some cherry tomatoes, some olives, a little pesto.... Any more suggestions? Next time I'd like to try walnuts instead of pine nuts.
17th Aug, 2014
Upped the veg content with a courgette and couple of toms. Nice and healthy!
29th Aug, 2012
A nice quick and easy healthy recipe. If you like your salmon cooked through, you might like to cook it for 7 minutes rather than 6, but that is personal preference.
16th Oct, 2011
yummy. will def make again. added a spoon of pesto as i didnt have any fresh basil
29th Jun, 2011
a little bland despite good ingredients and the addition of some balsamic vinegard and parmesan shavings.
8th Jun, 2010
The family and I enjoyed this very much, will defo make again.
maurissareader's picture
4th May, 2009
Just made this as had some left over salmon - very quick and easy to make, like the fact that the salmon is poached in the pasta water. I also added a spoon of creme fraiche at the end, and lots of pepper, plus a hefty squeeze of lemon. Yum :0)
3rd Nov, 2008
Healthy yet yummy. This is a great recipe all year round.


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