Summertime Salmon Pasta

June 30, 2021

This pasta is packed with muscle building protein and anti-inflammatory omega-3s. The onion and asparagus contain carbohydrates that act as prebiotics which promote gut health and help maintain a strong immune system.

Directions

Preheat oven broiler to high. Bring a pot of water to a boil, then add orzo and stir periodically. After 7 minutes, add the asparagus to the pot with the orzo and cook for 2 more minutes. Drain and set aside in a large serving bowl. While orzo is cooking, season salmon fillet with salt and pepper. Place on foil-lined broiler pan. Broil for 8 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through. Break broiled fish into smaller pieces using two forks and add to serving bowl with asparagus and orzo. Combine the lemon vinaigrette ingredients in a bowl and stir. Add the red onion to the bowl of asparagus and orzo, pour the vinaigrette over the contents, and toss gently before serving.

https://www.teamusa.org/Cooking-With-Team-USA

“Recipe from the Cooking with Team USA series, used with permission from the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee”

Ingredients

For Salmon:

1 cup whole wheat orzo pasta

6 cups water

1 pound asparagus, rinsed, cut into 2-inch pieces

1 pound salmon fillet

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced

For the Lemon Vinaigrette:

1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon dill, chopped

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

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