Salmon Pasta with Homemade Pesto

Salmon Pasta with Homemade Pesto

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Salmon Pasta with Homemade Pesto

Salmon Pasta with Homemade Pesto

Roasted salmon and pesto sauce are a tasty match—toss them with some al dente orecchiette pasta, lemon zest and some freshly grated parmesan cheese for an easy salmon pasta that is both healthy and satisfying. Serve it up on its own, or alongside a Kale Caesar Salad and crunchy Garlic Bread for a real meal deal.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 (1-pound) salmon filet
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound orecchiette (or medium pasta of your choice)
  • ½ pound green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup basil pesto, store-bought or homemade
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F with a rack in the center position. Line a rimmed sheet pan with foil.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until al dente according to the package directions. When the pasta has 6 minute left, add the green beans to the pot. Cook until tender. Drain the green beans and pasta and return to the pot.
  3. Meanwhile, sprinkle the salmon with the salt and cook in the oven until it easily flakes with a fork, about 10 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the pasta, green beans, and salmon with the pesto and lemon zest until the fish is flaked into bite-size pieces.
  5. Divide between bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan to serve.



Thanks VERY much to David Cockram for sharing and preparing this most delicious salmon specialty dish from The Modern Proper

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 302Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 31mgSodium 474mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 11g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix

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