Fresh Pasta with Salmon and Avocado

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
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A healthy and yummy bowl of fresh colored pasta with salmon and avocado sauce with a touch of wild garlic! Wild garlic (ail d'ours) grows abundantly in Brussels and surrounding areas for about a month at this time of year, making this a special seasonal dish.
Chef:Belgian Foodie
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2 5minutes
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10minutes
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
Written by:Belgian Foodie

Nutrition Facts
Pasta with Salmon and Avocado
Amount Per Serving
Calories 631 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 899mg 37%
Potassium 878mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 2g
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 27%
Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

8 thoughts on “Pasta with Salmon and Avocado

  1. A great post, Brad! I enjoyed the sauce very much and so did my roommates. I just lightly grilled the salmon marinated with olive oil and then prepared the sauce with it.

    1. Thanks, Sandra. It sounds as if you skipped the crust part. That’s perfectly ok, of course, and perhaps a bit more healthy. The sauce is yummy and can be used, as you did, with salmon prepared other ways. I’m glad you pointed this out.

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