Tuesday, 5 May 2015

pesto salmon and kale wholemeal spaghetti.

A super simple dish which makes for a great evening meal. Packed with veggies, delicious pesto salmon and wholemeal spaghetti, this kale pasta dish is three of your five a day. Summer comfort food, if you will.

Shopping list.
(Per person)
♥ One salmon fillet
♥ 2 tablespoons of fresh pesto
♥ Half a red pepper, sliced
♥ 60g wholemeal spaghetti
♥ 80g kale
♥ 80g frozen peas
♥ Salt & pepper to season

Want to switch out the veggies? I just found this NHS 5 a day fruit and veg guide which is rather handy for working out healthy portions.

Step one. Coat your salmon in 1 tbsp pesto and wrap in tin foil. Place on a baking tray alongside the red pepper and bake in an oven on 180 degrees for 15 minutes.

Step two. Cook your spaghetti according to the packet instructions in a large saucepan. This usually takes around 10-12 minutes in boiling water.

Step three. In the last five minutes of cooking the spaghetti, toss in the kale and peas and allow to wilt.

Step four. Drain the pasta, kale and peas. Add in the roasted red pepper.

Step five. Stir through the remaining pesto.

Step six. Gently break up the salmon into large flakey chunks and stir through the dish.

Season to taste and enjoy!

What are your go-to quick and easy recipes where you need some healthy veg? Or favourite recipes with kale?

Here are a few kale recipe ideas from fellow food bloggers to get you started...

Kale & Pistachio Pesto from Sophie Loves Food (which would be perfect in this dish!)
Warm Spinach, Kale and Bacon Salad from Munchies & Munchkins
Kale & Almond Pesto Spaghetti from Anne's Kitchen
Cheesy Mashed Kale Tatties from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary
Kale, Cranberry & Smoked Almond Salad from How to Cook Good Food
Kale Egg Cups from Rough Measures
And lots more kale recipes from Fuss Free Flavours 



  1. This looks so good! I need to give wholewheat pasta a try sometime soon - am I too optimistic in hoping it will fill me up more than the white stuff?!

    1. I think it fills you up more and keeps hunger away :) Makes carbs seem a little less naughty xx

  2. I love your pasta dish, so many lovely flavours and I do enjoy my kale. I add it to most things as I love it raw & lightly cooked. Thanks for mentioning my salad!

    1. Thanks. Love lots of colourful veggies! Feeling inspired by the other recipes now xx

  3. Emily this looks so delish, think we will actually try this, this week! x

    1. That's fab Ala! Send me a pic if you do :)