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Lemon Salmon Pasta

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Units Scale
  • 6 oz gluten-free spaghetti (sub-grain-free spaghetti)
  • 1/2 lb salmon (sockeye or coho)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of two small lemons
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 tbsp white wine (sub-wine vinegar)
  • 2 tbsp ghee, divided (sub olive oil)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup spinach
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped


  1. Cook the pasta as directed until al dente, reserving about 1/4 cup of pasta water. Strain and set aside, coating with olive oil to avoid sticking.
  2. While the pasta cooks, prepare the salmon by patting dry and seasoning the flesh with salt, pepper, and juice of half a lemon. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a pan. Once the oil is shimmering, add the salmon, flesh side down. Cook for 3-4 minutes to allow to crisp. Carefully flip and cook on the other side to allow to cook through. Remove from the pan and rest the salmon for a few minutes before flaking and setting aside.
  3. Using the same pan set to medium heat, deglaze the pan with white wine by adding the wine and scraping up any bits stuck to the pan. Discard to clean out the pan.
  4. Add 1 tbsp of ghee to the pan and allow to melt before adding the garlic. Saute for 3-4 minutes, and add the spinach, sauteeing until wilted.
  5. Reduce the heat and add the cooked pasta and salmon to the pan. Toss to combine and add the lemon juice, 1 tbsp of ghee, and salt and pepper. Stir to combine, adding a bit of pasta water.
  6. Serve the pasta in bowls and top with lemon zest and parsley.


To make AIP

  • Omit black pepper
  • Swap ghee for olive oil
  • Use grain-free pasta

All nutrition facts are estimated and will vary.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Stove Top


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 501
  • Fat: 26g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.1g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 30.1g