Herby Salmon with Pesto Penne

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Course: Main Course
Keyword: pasta, pesto, salmon
Servings: 2 people


For the salmon:

  • 2 salmon steaks
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

For the pesto:

  • 3 large handfuls of fresh basil leaves
  • 110 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper for seasoning


  • drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 red or green pepper sliced
  • 150 g gluten free pasta cooked per instructions on packet


  • Gently pat the salmon steaks dry with a piece of kitchen paper
  • Mix together the lemon zest, parsley, dill, seasoning and oregano
  • Sprinkle on the salmon steaks
  • To make the pesto place the basil, pine nuts and garlic in a blender
  • While blending, drizzle in the olive oil
  • Season to taste
  • Heat a drizzle of olive oil in shallow pan
  • Saute the onion and pepper until soft, about 5 minutes
  • Stir in the cooked pasta and as much of the pesto that suits your individual tastes, start with a tablespoon and add from there
  • Cook the salmon for about 3 minutes on each side in a hot frying pan
  • Serve the salmon steaks on top of the pasta

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