Salmon With Pesto & Pasta

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Another recipe from a cookbook by Joanna Farrow, I borrowed this book from the library and their are some great easy family meals in it, so Id like to share them with you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta until almost tender, about 10 minutes (Do not drain).
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and fry for about 5 minutes until softened.
  3. Drain the salmon discarding any skin and bones, flake salmon roughly with a fork.
  4. Add the peas to the pasta and cook for a further 3 minutes.
  5. Drain the pasta and peas, retaining 2 tablespoonfuls of the cooking water, return pasta and retained water to the pan.
  6. Stir in pesto, lemon juice, Parmesan, onion and flaked salmon.
  7. Season lightly with salt and pepper and toss gently.
  8. Serve immediately, garnished with the Parmesan shavings.


Most Helpful

Definately needs more "sauce," but otherwise a great recipe. I loved the dash of lemon juice! I used a shallot in place of the onion, added some extra minced garlic, and low carbed it with Tofu Shirataki Noodles. I also skipped the oil and tenderized the shallots in a bit of cooking spray and water.

yogiclarebear August 13, 2008

I fattened this otherwise healthy dish up a bit. I added 8 oz. 1/3 fat cream cheese and 2 C of skim milk. I also added about 1/4 C pesto because I needed to use it up. I left EVERYTHING else the same. It was delicious! I mean - WOW! Thanks for this recipe! We love salmon and I need different ways to make it.

nancy.meyer May 15, 2008

I don't normally like the idea of canned salmon in pasta, but this was delicious and quite refined. I used bavette and baby peas, and after reading Andrea in NH's comment that the dish was a little dry I doubled the pesto, used considerably more parmesan and quite a bit more pasta water. Will make again!

Soobeeoz May 27, 2007

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