• Michelle

Salmon and Pesto Pasta - Back to Basics34

I love pasta. I always have. As an Italian trained chef it was always one of my stalwarts and to not be able to eat it now is the one thing I struggle to accept. So please Cookie House people, use your imagination here, if I can pretend that my sweet potato noodles are a fresh egg linguine, so can you. I want to show you some lovely and easy pasta sauces and to do that we will both have to pretend we see beautiful durum wheat pastas instead of pallid mung bean or sweet potato noodle, and we have already begun, haven’t we? Bolognese, pesto and bechamel, all wonderful toppers for pasta, but this is a really nutritious and easy one, and since we made all that pesto yesterday, we have a head start.


This simply could not be easier. In fact, it will take you longer to cook your pasta than to prepare your sauce. Ready? Off we go then.

Ingredient

Serves one.


Enough pasta for one person, you know how much you like, for me that was half a packet of my sweet potato noodle.

1 small tin of salmon in spring water, drained

1 big tablespoonful pesto (go see pesto blog for recipe)

1/2 avocado

1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

1 teaspoon linseeds

1 tablespoon finely diced red onion or spring onion or chives

Juice of half a lemon

Black pepper

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil


Get your pasta into boiling water and cook until al dente. While that is happening, combine all other ingredients in a bowl,


and give them a good mash about. When the pasta has cooked, drain that, pop your sauce ingredients into the pot, return the pasta to the pot (we are using the hot pot and pasta to warm our sauce a bit), stir thoroughly, decant back into your bowl, top with a little more pepper and a swirl of lemon. Enjoy.


This is a really good meal for our health, we have our salmon and our walnuts, both high in omega 3s, our onion and our garlic in our pesto, full of sulfur and other minerals, our lemon for vitamin C and pectin, our noodles for carbohydrate, our linseeds for good fats, along with our avocado and nuts, our protein in our fish, about the only thing that I would consider lacking in this is a bit of fibre, which sadly, will keep it out of our Round Meal Hall of Fame, but never mind, it is a very nourishing and quick dish anyway, so well worth a spot on the Cookie House Blog.


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