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Salmon Pesto Pasta

Salmon Pasta
Salmon Pasta

Salmon Pesto Pasta

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • knife
  • cutting board
  • blender
  • sheet pan
  • oven
  • boiling pot
  • spatula


  • 1.5 cups dry pasta (rotini)

Salmon and seasonings

  • 12 oz salmon
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Arugula pesto

  • 2 cups fresh arugula
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Pre-heat oven to 400F
  • First, boil the pasta according to the package instructions
  • Meanwhile, season the salmon with garlic powder, salt, and coat with olive oil
  • Next, place the salmon in the oven and bake it for 10-15 minutes

Arugala pesto

  • Meanwhile, place the arugula, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt in a blender. Blend until smooth. Season with salt to preferred taste
  • After the pasta cooks, drain and add it to a mixing bowl and add the pesto (add the amount of pesto to your preferred taste)
  • Remove the cooked salmon from the oven. Using two forks, shred the salmon.
  • Place the salmon on top of the pasta and enjoy!