lemony salmon pasta
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Lemony salmon pasta

If you’re stuck in a rut with your pasta dishes then it’s time to try this healthy and delicious lemony salmon pasta. We guarantee you won’t regret it!

Ingredients

  • 200g orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 8 asparagus spears, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 40g fresh spinach
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • 2 x 180g salmon  fillets
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • ½ red onion,  thinely sliced

For the dressing:

  • 40g Feta, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • Zest and juice of ½ a lemon
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper

Method

1. Mix all of the dressing ingredients together in a bowl and whisk to combine.

2. Turn the grill on to a high heat.

3. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Cook the orzo according to the package directions, then drain.

4. Heat the oil in a small pan over a medium heat and cook the garlic for one minute. Add the asparagus and cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cook for another two minutes until the asparagus is tender and the spinach wilts. Add the lemon juice and stir to combine.

5. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Place on a foil-lined grill pan coated with cooking spray and grill for  five minutes, or until the  fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

6. Use two forks to break the salmon into large chunks. Combine the salmon, orzo, spinach mixture, onion and dressing in a large bowl and toss gently to coat.

Per Serving: 428kcals, 17g fat (3.5g saturated), 43.5g carbs, 5.1g sugars, 27g protein, 3.9g  bre, 0.171g sodium

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