Creamy Salmon Pesto Pasta – GF DF Paleo

I have made this pasta dish a couple times in the past few weeks and it is so yummy, I had to share it. It is also such an easy dish to make on those nights that you can’t really be bothered to cook! I have used buckwheat pasta to make it GF and made my own pesto sauce that is dairy free and vegan. I mixed greens into the pasta to get those extra vitamins, minerals and fibre and served it with a piece of salmon for protein and omegas!! I also don’t feel super bloated after eating this pasta which is a bonus! Give it a go next time your craving a hearty pasta dish but want to keep it healthy, nutritious and light on your tummy! #cookingwithge

YOU WILL NEED (SERVES 2)
  • 2 cups pasta of your choice – I have used GF buckwheat pasta that I bought from coles
  • Half a zucchini chopped and steamed in microwave
  • 2 big handfuls of spinach washed and chopped
  • Home made vegan pesto sauce (recipe below)
  • Salmon fillet (only used 1 tonight as that’s all we had, I would recommend having 1 fillet per person)
  • Cheese – I use goats cheese (Meredith Dairy is my favourite brand)

Combine the following ingredients in a blender to create the vegan pesto sauce:

  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp garlic oil or crushed garlic
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • Juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon (depends how much lemon you like!)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • A few cracks of pink salt 
PREPARE PESTO SAUCE & VEGGIES – COOK SALMON & PASTA – ADD VEGGIES TO PASTA – ADD SAUCE TO PASTA
Method
  1. Make the vegan pesto sauce in blender. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Cook pasta as per packet instructions.
  3. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a frying pan, salt your salmon and cook on the pan until cooked through and crispy**
  4. Once pasta is finished cooking, drain and transfer back to warm pot.
  5. Add steamed zucchini and washed/chopped spinach to the pasta and mix through.
  6. Mix through home made pesto sauce.
  7. Serve pasta in a bowl with your crispy salmon fillet.
  8. Top with cheese of your choice!

** See this Instagram post to learn how I make my salmon nice and crispy! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw1Xwj0hGre/

ENJOY & TAG ME IN YOUR CREATIONS ON INSTAGRAM!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks! Let me know what you think!

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  2. This looks so good and actually reasonably healthy. I’ll be trying this out with my kids.

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