Salmon & Green Pea Pesto Pasta

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Bright spring peas make a delicious base for pesto! Yet another way to toss your greens into pasta, hooray!

Camille C.
Camille C.

6 minutes

Prep time

15 minutes

Cook time

687 cal.

Per serving



Stovetop, Blender, Pot (small), Frying pan, Colander, Food processor


Pasta (penne)

Step 1

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Reserve a bit of the pasta cooking liquid. Drain the pasta & set it aside.

Salmon (fresh)

Step 2

Heat a drizzle of oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the salmon, skin-side down. Season with salt & pepper. Cook for 3-4 min on each side. When the salmon is cooked through, remove it from pan.

Peas (frozen)
Pine nuts
Feta cheese (block)

Step 3

Thaw the peas. Set aside a bit of feta & peas for garnish. Add the rest of the feta & peas to a blender or food processor. Add the garlic, pine nuts, salt, pepper & a generous drizzle of olive oil. Blend in pulses until smooth.

Step 4

Heat another drizzle of oil in the same pan over medium heat. (Why make more dishes!) Add the pesto & the reserved pasta cooking liquid. Stir & bring to a simmer.

Pasta (penne)

Step 5

Zest the lemon into the pan. Then squeeze in the lemon juice. Add the drained pasta. Season with salt & pepper. Mix it all together. Once the pasta is heated through, remove from heat.

Salmon (fresh)
Peas (frozen)
Feta cheese (block)

Step 6

Serve the pea pesto pasta topped with flaked salmon. Garnish with the reserved peas & crumbled feta. Season with salt & pepper. Easy peasy!

Personal notes

Add your own flavor!

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Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy687 cal.
Fat42 g
Carbohydrates32 g
Protein47 g
Fiber7 g

Values are based on an average estimate for one serving. All nutrition information presented on Jow is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please consult with a health-care professional.

On average, one serving of the recipe "Salmon & Green Pea Pesto Pasta" contains 687 Energy, 42 g of Fat, 32 g of Carbohydrates, 47 g of Protein, 7 g of Fiber.

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Salmon & Green Pea Pesto Pasta