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
2 thoughts on “Easy Salmon and Pasta for One”
Like delicious. I’ve never tried to cook salmon but it’s on my goals to try
This is an easy way to try it! Couldn’t be simpler – it’s just bake in the bag, following the directions on the package. I also do plain fillets in a skillet, pretty easily, as well. But these cook in packet deals are a great way to start!
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