Jow - Recipe: Salmon & Green Pea Pesto Pasta

Salmon & Green Pea Pesto Pasta

Pesto with peas? Yes Please!

3 minutesPrep time
10 minutesCook time
830 cal.Per serving


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


Pasta (penne rigate)

Step 1

In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta according to package instructions. Reserve about 1/4 of cooking liquid (per serving). Drain pasta & set aside.

Salmon (fresh)

Step 2

If using frozen salmon, defrost. Heat a drizzle of oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the salmon, skin-side down, cook for 3 minutes. Turn & continue cooking until done, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from pan & set aside.

Peas (frozen)
Pine nuts
Feta cheese

Step 3

In a blender, immersion blender or food processor, combine most of the peas (defrosted), garlic, pine nuts, most of the feta, salt, pepper & a drizzle of olive oil. Blend in pulses until you have pesto!

Step 4

Place the same pan you used for the salmon over medium heat. Add the pesto & the reserved pasta cooking liquid. Stir, then simmer for 2 minutes.


Step 5

Add the lemon zest & juice to the pan. Add the pasta. Season with salt & pepper. Mix it all together. Remove from heat.

Salmon (fresh)

Step 6

On a plate, top the pasta with chunks of salmon. Garnish with the remaining peas & crumbled feta. Easy peasy!

Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy830 cal.

On average, one serving of the recipe "Salmon & Green Pea Pesto Pasta" contains 830 Energy, 44 g of Fat, 65 g of Carbohydrates, 45 g of Protein.

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