One night last week, I found myself home alone – needing only to cook for one. Of course, for me, this means pasta 90% of the time. What can I say? I love pasta – so easy (and super easy to cook for 1)!
I had some salmon fillets in the freezer that I thought would work well (single serve and easy to cook in the oven). You could certainly use any salmon fillet – but, I used these by Gorton’s, since I had them on hand.
While the salmon was cooking in the oven, I was deciding what I would do with the pasta. I had some cherry tomatoes and spinach. And, lemon was an obvious addition, given that I was eating salmon.
I halved the tomatoes and chopped the spinach (I didn’t have baby spinach) and removed any stems.
Both were put in a hot skillet, with a little bit of avocado oil, salt and pepper. Once the spinach was wilted and the tomatoes were warmed through, I added the juice of 1/2 a lemon.
I dished up a serving of cooked spaghetti, added the cooked salmon and topped with the veggies.
A quick and easy (and delicious) meal for one!
Easy Salmon and Pasta for One
Cooked salmon fillet (use fillet of choice, I used a bake in the oven Gorton’s fillet)
Single serving of cooked spaghetti
Handful of fresh spinach, chopped
Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Avocado oil spray
- Cook salmon, per package and set aside
- Cook a single serving of pasta, set aside
- Chop spinach and halve tomatoes
- In hot skillet, with avocado oil, wilt spinach and warm tomatoes through
- Add juice of 1/2 a lemon
- Plate spaghetti, top with salmon filet and add the vegetables on top