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Salmon and pesto pasta dinner recipe

Posted on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Swapping white pasta for the wholemeal variety is a great way to enjoy this Italian dish without consuming a bowl of refined carbohydrates.

Health benefits

Salmon full of muscle building protein and omega 3 fatty acids, which help to reduce inflammation after exercise.
Red onion is an excellent source of chromium, a mineral that helps to control insulin response and curb sugar cravings.
Cherry tomatoes contain high levels of the antioxidant lycopene and a healthy dose of immunity boosting vitamin C.
Wholemeal pasta is also a great source of filling fibre.


1 Salmon fillet, 1 tbsp pesto, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 a red onion, chopped, 4 cherry tomatoes, chopped and 75 grams wholemeal pasta

To make

heat the oil in a pan and lightly fry the salmon and onion for 5 minutes, flipping the salmon fillet halfway through.
Add the tomatoes and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring throughout.
Cook the pasta according to manufacturers instructions.
Mix the salmon, tomatoes and onions with pasta and pesto and serve.

Nutrition value 620 calories, 32 g carbs, 24 g protein, 32 g fat