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Hot Smoked Salmon Pasta

A good source of Omega 3’s, this salmon dish is the perfect healthy dinner for the family.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 150 grams fettuccini (uncooked)
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 tbsp (metric) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 brown onion (finely diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 1 long red chilli (seeds removed, diced)
  • 1 cup mushrooms (chopped)
  • 2 bunch asparagus (roughly chopped)
  • 2 bunch broccolini (chopped)
  • 400 grams hot smoked salmon fillets (flaked)
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp (metric) fresh dill (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat smooth ricotta
  • 80 grams baby spinach


  1. Place the fettuccine and water in saucepan and cook according to the fettuccine pasta instructions for about 15 minutes, or until al dente. While the pasta is cooking prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  2. In a medium frying pan, sauté the olive oil, onion, garlic and chilli for 2 minutes, until the onion is soft and fragrant.
  3. Add mushrooms, asparagus and broccolini and sauté for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Once the pasta has cooked drain away the excess water and combine with the sautéed vegetables, salmon, lemon juice, zest, dill, ricotta and spinach. Divide among 4 plates and serve.


  • To store leftovers in the fridge or freezer.
  • Replace salmon with 400 grams of cooked tuna or chicken.
  • Try wholemeal pasta for extra goodness.

Each serve of this recipe provides (minimum):

  • 3.5 serves of vegetables
  • 0.25 serves of milk/yoghurt/cheese
  • 1 serve of lean meat/alternative
  • 2 serves of grain foods

activeapril-nutrition-logoRecipe Source

For more delicious and healthy recipes for you and your family, visit the Nutrition Australia website.

Source: Nutrition Australia

Last updated: April 11, 2017 at: 9:27 am

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