Salmon Pesto Pasta with Broccoli

Recipe by Everyday Dishes.


Pesto (Included in our Omnivore Package!)

  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 3 cloves  garlic
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, sunflower seeds, or walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Pasta and Salmon

  •  1 box farfalle pasta (or pasta of your choice)
  • 1 bunch broccoli, broken into florets
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 8 oz salmon
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed but left whole
  • 1 lime zest of lime or lemon
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded


  1. To make the pesto, combine basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, olive oil and pine nuts in food processor. Season with salt then mix until smooth then set aside.
  2. Bring salted water to boil in large pot and cook pasta 2 minutes less than package directions. Drain in colander, set aside.
  3. Two minutes before you drain pasta, add broccoli. Boil for about a minute, drain mixture and remove from heat. Add pasta and broccoli back to pot, mix in pesto until combined. Zest lime over pasta and stir in Parmesan cheese, set aside.
  4. Sauté garlic with olive oil in large pan over medium high heat, about 2-3 minutes then remove garlic. Add salmon and cook 4-5 minutes on first side, flip and cook another 3-4 minutes until opaque and flaky. While salmon is cooking, chop cooked garlic and add to pasta. Remove salmon from the pan when finished.
  5. Add pasta mixture to same saute pan, warm for 1-2 minutes. Place in large serving bowl, top with salmon. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and enjoy!