Parmesan salmon pasta

    30 min

    For those who love salmon, here's a new and easy way to prepare a delicious dish. This is richly flavoured with the salmon and parmesan cheese, as well as pesto. Simple and easy!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250g uncooked spaghetti
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons prepared basil pesto
    • 2 (180g) tins salmon, drained and flaked
    • 50g grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the onions, spring onions and pesto. Cook until tender. Mix in salmon and cook until heated through. Stir in 1/2 of the Parmesan cheese, and continue cooking 5 minutes. Toss with the cooked pasta, then sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese to serve.

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     -  24 Sep 2012


    I am always kind of amused by the reviews that say, "this recipe was great! I made it just like it says, except I changed t five of the main ingredients..." So when I say, "this recipe was great! Except I changed..." I am laughing at myself as well. I changed the spaghetti to bow tie pasta, and since I didn't have any pesto handy, I substituted a tomato and basil bruschetta instead. And it was stlil delicious! Perhaps that is the mark of a great basic recipe--it can stand up to tinkering.  -  25 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I cut the recipe in half as it was just me for lunch, I too used whole wheat spaghetti but I used a piece of leftover grilled salmon instead of canned. I did use pesto (Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto from this site) & it added such freshness & tiem I will double the pesto. I minced my onions up real small because while I wanted the flavor, I didn't want chunks. After it was done & plated, I squeezed some lemon juice on it & sprinkled it w/ some black pepper & I liked that so well that I hit it w/ some lemon pepper. What a healthy, flavorful & easy way to stretch leftover salmon!  -  26 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)