Salmon Pasta with Pistachios and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Salmon pasta with pistachios and sun-dried tomatoes-  a simple and quick weeknight dinner!

This salmon pasta with pistachios and sun-dried tomatoes is easy enough for a weeknight lunch or dinner but fancy enough for a special occasion.

This salmon pasta with pistachios and sun-dried tomatoes is easy enough for a weeknight lunch or dinner but fancy enough for a special occasion.

It comes together in no time and it’s super simple. Start by cooking the pasta. I went with bow-ties but you can use any kind you like: spaghetti, penne, fettuccine, whole wheat or gluten-free pasta. While the pasta cooks, prepare the pistachio/sun-dried tomato sauce and pan-fry the salmon in olive oil until cooked, about 5 minutes. Add the sauce to the salmon, toss in the pasta and sprinkle with chopped dill before serving.

I used skinless pistachios, if they are not available at the store, no worries.  Heat a large pot of boiling water and drop them in when the water comes to a rolling boil. Let the pistachios boil for about a minute or so, strain them out and rub the blanched pistachios in a kitchen towel to loosen the skins.

I am not a fan of cream sauces in my pasta so this recipe is perfect for me…light, filling, and tasty!

If you try this salmon pasta with pistachios and sun-dried tomatoes let me know what you think! Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture and share it on my Facebook page or tag it #aseasyasapplepie on Instagram!

This salmon pasta with pistachios and sun-dried tomatoes is easy enough for a weeknight lunch or dinner but fancy enough for a special occasion.
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Salmon pasta with pistachios and sun-dried tomatoes
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
13 mins
Total Time:
23 mins
 
Author: as easy as Apple Pie
Course: Pasta
Servings:4

Salmon pasta with pistachios and sun-dried tomatoes- a simple and quick weeknight dinner!

Ingredients
  • 320 grams (11.3 ounces) dried bow-tie or the pasta you prefer
  • 60 grams (1/2 cup) skinless unsalted pistachios
  • 6 pieces sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil drained and thinly sliced
  • grated zest of 1 orange
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion finely chopped
  • 350 grams (12.3 ounces) skinless salmon fillet cut into chunks
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) dry white wine
  • salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • a handful of fresh dill finely chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large pot filled with salted water, cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, place the pistachios, sun-dried tomatoes and grated orange zest in a food processor and pulse until chopped.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the onion and sauté until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add the salmon and cook for 4–5 min until the salmon is just cooked through. Pour the white wine and let it evaporate.
  4. Add the pistachio/sun-dried tomatoes sauce to the salmon and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and reserve some of the water. Gently toss the pasta with the salmon and add the reserved pasta water, if necessary.
  7. Divide the salmon pasta among bowls, top with chopped dill and serve immediately.
  8. Enjoy!
Notes

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Calories: 539, Fat: 23.7g, Saturated Fat: 3.9g, Cholesterol: 111mg, Sodium: 100mg, Carbohydrates: 50.1g, Fiber: 1.9g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 29.5g

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This salmon pasta with pistachios and sun-dried tomatoes is easy enough for a weeknight lunch or dinner but fancy enough for a special occasion.
This salmon pasta with pistachios and sun-dried tomatoes is easy enough for a weeknight lunch or dinner but fancy enough for a special occasion.

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