Seared Salmon with Lemon Basil Pasta

I realized that I hadn’t posted any recipes or cooking lately – here is a quick, light and easy dinner that I recently whipped up. This is adapted from Giada’s Lemon Basil Spaghetti recipe, it’s a pretty healthy dish that takes very little effort to make! The flavors are very bright, herby and citrusy – a good spring dinner, although I made this in the winter.

Seared Salmon

Heat one tbsp of canola oil in a pan. Season both sides of a salmon filet with salt and pepper. Place salmon into hot, oiled pan and cook on each side for about 2 minutes.

Lemon Basil Pasta with Capers

1 tsp lemon zest + juice of one small lemon

bunch basil – finely chopped

one clove garlic, minced

1 tbsp. capers

1 serving hot cooked pasta

Mix together the first four ingredients, then add hot cooked pasta. Drizzle with olive oil and season with garlic salt and pepper to taste.

To assemble the dish:

Pile plate with salad mix (arugula, baby lettuces). Top with pasta and seared salmon.

Serves one!

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