Pasta doesn’t have to be unhealthy, and it can definitely be part of a healthy eating routine. Delicious chunks of Norwegian Salmon mixed with some lemon and chives in this Creamy Salmon and Chive Lemon Pasta dish mean that pasta never has to be off the menu.
When we think of autumn, we think of comforting pasta dishes. Comforting doesn’t mean unhealthy, and with a few small changes, we have come up with a creamy pasta dish that isn’t heavy on calories. Packed with healthy fats and that creaminess that you crave from a comforting pasta dish, this is a quick and easy week night meal.
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Our local Polish deli has the most amazing Italian section (I know, that seems a bit odd), and they have all kinds of weird and wonderful different types of pasta, so when we were last there we stocked up. Although this dish just uses spaghetti, expect some more exciting pasta shapes on the blog soon. I know, I know, you can barely contain your excitement, can you!
I think a love of pasta is what unites about 98% of the world’s population. There are only a few people I’ve met that don’t like pasta, and even then I am convinced that they just haven’t had a really good pasta dish yet. I mean, how can you go to Rome and NOT enjoy pasta. Whilst I am not going to try and convince you that this dish comes close to anything we ate whilst we were in Rome, for a quick and easy weeknight meal, it definitely hits the spot.
Creamy pasta dishes are just the best and Greek yoghurt adds the creaminess to this dish, without all the calories and fat that you would get with using cream. The lemon and chives add a really fresh flavour that you would expect from a Spring pasta dish, so be sure to make this again in Spring time too.
Fish is often featured in Italian dishes, but you don’t often see salmon. So, when the Norwegian Seafood Council challenged us to come up with a quick and easy recipe that used salmon, we just knew that it had to be a pasta recipe!
We are eating loads of fish at the moment, mainly salmon, and for us it has to be Norwegian Salmon. Whilst you can get salmon from a lot of other places around the world, Norway isn’t that far from us here in the UK, so the fish hasn’t travelled very far and is even fresher! You can buy Norwegian Salmon in most supermarkets and we will be sharing lots more salmon recipes soon.
We have something exciting to share with you all. We are sharing our first ever recipe video!!!!! Release the balloons!! We have been making a few videos over the past year, but this is the first one that we have made public. It is pretty much all Dave’s handy work (literally, they are his hands in shot), with me being the director (that basically means I nagged a bit haha) and I think he should be really proud of it. Expect lots more videos coming from us soon!
Creamy Salmon and Chive Lemon Pasta Ingredients – Serves 2:
– 140g wholewheat spaghetti
– 2 salmon fillets
– Juice and zest of half a lemon
– 2 garlic cloves, crushed
– 2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
– 4 tbsp Greek yoghurt
– 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
– 8 asparagus spears, sliced lengthways
1) Firstly, grill the Norwegian salmon for around 15 minutes.
2) Add the spaghetti to boiling water and cook for the same amount of time as the salmon. Add the asparagus a couple of minutes before the spaghetti is cooked.
3) Drain the spaghetti and asparagus and put back into the pan and flake the salmon into it.
4) Finally, add the rest of the ingredients and stir and serve.
Nutritional Information – Per Person:
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: 10
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*This Creamy Salmon and Chive Lemon Pasta recipe was commissioned by the Norwegian Seafood Council, however all opinions are our own**