Easy Salmon Pesto Pasta
Penne pasta topped with homemade basil and pine nut pesto, peas, Parmesan cheese and salmon.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
- 8 ounces penne pasta noodles uncooked
- 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
- ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup olive oil extra virgin
- 3 cloves garlic peeled
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts
- ½ tablespoon squeezed lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup peas cooked
- 5 ounces drained cooked canned salmon
Cook pasta according to package directions in a pot of lightly salted water. Usually 8-10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
While pasta is cooking: Place basil leaves, cheese, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until smooth and combined, about 1 minute.
Split cooked pasta between two plates. Top with pesto, peas and cooked salmon. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and serve.
Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1380IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 433mg | Iron: 2.8mg