Pasta with Salmon and Avocado is a Perfect Dinner for Two
Fresh Colored Pasta with Salmon, Avocado and Wild Garlic Sauce is a seasonal delight. It is quick to make, satisfying and not a worry for your waistline. Ready in minutes, Pasta with Salmon, Avocado and Wild Garlic Sauce is ideal for an impromptu or last-minute supper with a special someone tête-à-tête. What a dream for a weeknight supper!
While the wild garlic makes this a seasonal dish, you can easily substitute a smaller dose of ordinary garlic or fresh garlic instead. Wild garlic, also known as ramps, has a more subtle flavor so it would not take much ordinary garlic to match its flavor. For more recipes featuring wild garlic, click here.
If you are concerned that the avocado will give this pasta with salmon dish an odd taste, there is no need to worry. Surprisingly avocados have a mild taste when cooked lightly. A single avocado makes this dish so creamy without all the saturated fat of cream. It also adds abundant vitamins and improves this dish’s nutritional value.
Fresh colored pasta goes well with the salmon and avocado sauce to make this dish a tiny bit more elegant. But if you don’t have fresh pasta or colored pasta available, do not worry as this dish will also be yummy with dry pasta, either egg or spinach.
Pasta with Salmon and Avocado
- 300 g pasta if you use dry pasta, cook according to instructions
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 250 g salmon may be replaced by canned salmon
- 1 avocado more if you desire a more creamy sauce
- 3-5 stems wild garlic
- 2 tbsp milk dairy or non-dairy
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 30 g Parmesan
- black pepper
- Boil water for the pasta. As it is boiling prepare the sauce by first cooking the salmon in a small pot with the olive oil over a medium flame. I cut the salmon into small pieces, but this is not essential since the salmon will fall apart anyway when cooked. When salmon is cooked, reduce the flame to low and add the avocado. Continue cooking until it becomes creamy and warm. If you want more creamy add a little milk. Not much milk will be needed. Chop the wild garlic and add towards end of cooking sauce.
- While you are preparing sauce, put your fresh pasta in the boiling water and cook according to instructions (for my fresh pasta it needed only 1-2 minutes). Please note that ordinary egg pasta without the added flavors and colors will be perfectly fine as well.
- Drain the pasta, mix it with the sauce and prepare to serve in a bowl. Grate a little Parmesan cheese on top for taste and decoration. Enjoy!