Salmon Pasta with Pesto. A delicious, chunky Salmon Pasta, laced with a creamy pesto sauce.
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Salmon Pasta with Pesto

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3
Author: Marie Roffey
A delicious, chunky Salmon Pasta, laced with a creamy pesto sauce.
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: pasta, pesto, salmon


  • 300 g raw salmon
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts , toasted
  • 200 g fettucine pasta
  • 100 g fresh baby spinach
  • 4 Tbsp basil pesto**
  • 1 Tbsp cream**
  • 2 sprigs dill , stalks removed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan shavings to serve
  • Basil leaves to serve


  • In a frypan, heat 1 Tablespoon of the oil over medium heat. Fry the salmon for about 5 minutes on each side or until done to your liking. Break up the salmon into chunks and put aside.
  • In a large saucepan filled with salted water, cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Drain the pasta but save about 1/4 cup of the cooking water.
  • Return the pasta to the saucepan. Over low heat add the pesto and cream and mix through thoroughly. Add the pine nuts and spinach. Mix the spinach through until it wilts a little. Add a little of the reserved pasta water if you need to loosen the sauce. Add the chunks of salmon with the dill and some salt and pepper to taste. Mix through gently so as not to break up the salmon too much.
  • Serve immediately, topped with fresh basil leaves and shavings of Parmesan


** I use an Australian standard 20ml tablespoon