Salmon spaghetti with kale pesto

Salmon spaghetti with kale pesto Easy Food

Serves 4

For the kale pesto:
150g kale, stems removed
50g pine nuts
1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
3 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
Handful of fresh parsley
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt and black pepper
120ml olive oil
4 tbsp Parmesan, grated
For the salmon spaghetti:
1 tbsp olive oil
2 fillets of salmon, skin and bones removed
Salt and black pepper
375g spaghetti
To serve:
Parmesan, grated
Extra-virgin olive oil

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and blanch the kale leaves for 30 seconds. Drain well and dry with kitchen paper.
  2. For the pesto, place the kale, pine nuts, chilli, garlic, parsley, oregano, lemon juice, salt, pepper and olive oil in the bowl of a food processor. Whizz to a coarse paste. Stir through the grated Parmesan and set aside.
  3. Season the salmon on both sides.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Cook the salmon for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly, then use a fork to flake the salmon.
  5. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil and cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain, reserving about 60ml of the cooking liquid. Return the pasta to the pan.
  6. Add the pesto and reserved cooking liquid to the spaghetti and toss to combine. Add the salmon and stir through. Divide between serving bowls and top with grated Parmesan and black pepper. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and serve.

Per serving: 823kcals, 51.4g fat (8.4g saturated), 59.6g carbs, 0.6g sugars, 36.1g protein, 1.6g fibre, 0.262g sodium

Substitute the kale for spinach, if you prefer, and skip step 1.