Baked Salmon with Easy Pasta Salad is a colorful, healthy dish that is so easy the kids can help make it for a special Mother’s Day dinner! Salmon is always a popular choice and combining it with just a few flavorful ingredients will have your mom doing the happy dance all the way to the dinner table!
This delicious recipe can be made in twenty minutes and when you include roasted salmon in any dish it goes from every day to elegant in no time. The key here is your fresh herbs of parsley, dill and basil. You want a nice quality olive oil as well to enhance the flavors to the max.
I combined the ingredients from two of my readers’ favorite recipes for this easy dish – Mediterranean Salmon and Salmon with Lemon, Parsley and Dill. You can top this with feta or goat cheese as well if mom is a cheese fan.
Not only is this scrumptious but the addition of Chickapea Pasta makes this a super high protein dish so everyone can do that happy dance along with mom on her day. And you won’t want to forget the wine and flowers!
Pasta makes the perfect side dish for any meal. Share your Mother’s Day dinner with us on Instagram so we can see what you’re up to in your kitchen!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the hard working moms out there!
This post is sponsored by Chickapea Pasta. All of my opinions on this super delicious pasta are my own.
Baked Salmon and Easy Pasta Salad
- 4 4 ounce (113g) boneless salmon fillets
- 1 box 8 ounces (227g) Chickapea Pasta shells
- 2 cloves garlic, sliced
- 11/2 cups (223g) grapes tomatoes, halved
- 11/2 cups (223g) zucchini, sliced thinly
- 2 spring onions, chopped. Use all of it.
- 2 lemons, for juice and garnish
- handful parsley, dill and basil
- 2 tablespoons (30mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons (30mL) extra virgin olive oil
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup (150g) feta or goat cheese for topping
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Place salmon on parchment paper on baking sheet. Salt and pepper to taste and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Let sit for a few minutes while you prepare the salad.
- Cook pasta according to directions, drain and rinse.
In a large bowl, add, garlic, grape tomatoes, zucchini, spring onions, basil and parsley.
In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients and mix well. Add to vegetables and toss lightly.
- Place baking sheet with salmon in oven for 8-10 minutes depending on thickness of fillets.
- Prepare each plate with a serving of salad and top with salmon a slice of lemon, fresh dill and remaining parsley and basil.
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blair @ The Seasoned MomMay 10, 2017 at 7:43 am
You know I love my salmon, and this combination of fresh and beautiful ingredients looks stunning and delicious!
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RobynMay 10, 2017 at 8:11 am
Thanks, Blair. You are always so sweet with your comments! I’m off to visit your blog. So nice to have a few minutes to catch up with friends!
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Rebecca @ Strength and SunshineMay 10, 2017 at 9:10 am
That sounds like a wonderful summer meal, Robyn! I’m so excited that my mom seems to be fine with fish (she has/had a seafood allergy for the past 13 years, but we think it may only be shellfish now) so I’ve been bringing her ALL the salmon recipes!
RobynMay 10, 2017 at 10:31 am
Oh, how wonderful that she can have fish again, Rebecca. I hope she tries this – so easy! Thanks for your kind words!
sue | theviewfromgreatislandMay 10, 2017 at 10:15 am
I feel healthier just looking at this gorgeous plate of pasta ~ you do salmon so well Robyn, I always leave your site hungry :)) And of course Chickapea past is the BEST.
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RobynMay 11, 2017 at 6:04 pm
Thanks so much, Sue. I find when you have a particular love of a certain food, it’s always easy to make.
And I have to see what you’re up to with those cupcakes!! Love Ina 🙂
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John/Kitchen RiffsMay 10, 2017 at 11:02 am
What a nice dish! Love salmon at this time of the year — can get fresh wild Pacific NW, which is my favorite. And love a nice pasta salad like this. Really good stuff — thanks so much.
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RobynMay 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm
I’m with you, John. I have caught salmon in BC waters quite often and I can never get enough. Ohhh, I must check out your salad! Thanks for visiting 🙂
Anita RiveraMay 11, 2017 at 5:10 am
Good morning, Robyn! My favorite fish, indeed!
RobynMay 11, 2017 at 5:59 pm
Me too, Anita. Enjoying the warm weather finally?
Jennifer @ Seasons and SuppersMay 11, 2017 at 6:25 am
I love dishes like this, that highlight the flavours each simply perfect ingredient. Salmon is on the menu here regularly, so will definitely be trying this 🙂
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RobynMay 11, 2017 at 5:56 pm
I know you love salmon as much as we do, Jennifer, and you always cook it so beautifully. Such a perfect fish 🙂
Anita RiveraMay 12, 2017 at 4:36 am
Loving the warm weather my friend, and our spring is at least a month ahead!!!
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This is one of our favorite summer meals. Awesome and also healthy!
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I’m with you, Melissa. The easier the better in the summer months 🙂
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