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Light, flavorful and packed with healthy goodness, this lemony salmon & spinach fusilli will easily become your favorite spring meal!

Lemony Spinach & Salmon Fusilli

Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
A super quick pasta dish loaded with vibrant flavors - This easy and healthy salmon spinach pasta is ready in just 15 minutes.
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  • 160 gr short pasta (fusilli, penne, rigatoni)
  • 150 gr fresh cleaned salmon fillet cut into cubes
  • 175 g cherry tomatoes halved
  • salt & black pepper
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves
  • 225 gr fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 shallot finely minced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • a pinch of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


  • Heat a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Toss in the pasta and cook until al dente, about 9 min.
  • In the meantime, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over med-low heat. Add in the shallots and sautee' until soft.
  • Fold the tomatoes in, season with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. Cook for about 5 mins, stirring every now and then.
  • Add chopped salmon into the pan and stir-fry for 2 mins. Add in basil and spinach leaves and cook for 4 more mins, or until the greens soften and the salmon is cooked through.
  • Drain pasta and toss into the pan with the other ingredients.
  • Add freshly grated lemon zest. mix all ingredients together and remove from the heat.
  • Season with extra freshly cracked black pepper and serve immediately.