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

828 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!

Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy828 cal.
Fat42 g
Carbohydrates62 g
Protein52 g
Fiber7 g

On average, one serving of the recipe "Salmon & Green Pea Pesto Pasta" contains 828 Energy, 42 g of Fat, 62 g of Carbohydrates, 52 g of Protein, 7 g of Fiber.

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Salmon & Green Pea Pesto Pasta