Food & nutrition

Pasta with salmon and asparagus

Published 21 March, 2017

If you're after a simple, speedy supper, our salmon pasta dish is ready in around 20 minutes from start to finish – and it tastes fantastic.

Serves: 2
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
SmartPoints: 9 per serving, 26 per recipe


100g asparagus
5 sprays calorie controlled cooking spray
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1⁄4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
150g grilled salmon fillet
110g dry white pasta, gigli or farfalle
pinch salt
1⁄8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
100g medium fat soft cheese
1 teaspoon fresh dill

  • Snap off woody ends of asparagus, cut each stalk cross-wise diagonally into 2.5cm (1 inch) pieces.
  • In a non-stick frying pan heat cooking spray over medium high heat. Add garlic and dried chilli flakes, sauté for 30 seconds. Add salmon fillet and cook for 3 minutes on each side.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package instructions in lightly salted boiling water, adding asparagus 3 minutes before the end of cooking time. Drain well, return to the saucepan and add lemon juice and low fat soft cheese. Stir over low heat for 1 minute.
  • Separate salmon fillet into bite sized chunks, removing any skin and bones. Add to pasta, toss gently and serve, sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper and dill.