Warm salmon and cannellini bean penne salad
Time to make: 40 mins
( Hands-on time: 15 mins )
(at time of publication)
Nutrition Info.(per serve)
250g penne pasta
eggplantaubergineX, thinly sliced lengthwise
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
200g cherry tomatoes (mix of yellow and red)
5 cups baby spinach
2 spring onions, finely chopped
150g poached or steamed salmon, finely flaked
2 x 400g can no-added-salt cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
¹/³ cup fresh basil or baby basil
freshly ground black pepper
Total fat 21g
Saturated fat 4g
Dietary fibre 13g
1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Cook pasta following packet instructions. On a baking tray, place eggplant slices and spray with oil. Cook for 20 minutes, or until lightly charred.
2 In a large bowl, combine garlic, lemon zest and juice, olive oil and mustard. Once pasta is cooked, drain, add to the dressing bowl and toss to coat.
3 Spray a frying pan with oil and set over a medium-high heat. Add tomatoes and cook until soft. Remove from pan and set aside. To the same pan, add spinach and 1 tablespoon water. Cook until wilted.
4 Add fish, vegetables, spring onion and beans to the pasta and toss. Sprinkle over basil leaves. Adjust seasoning and serve.
Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free pasta and check pesto is gluten free.
Make it vegan: Check pesto is vegan. Use a vegan red wine. Substitute Angel Food parmesan alternative.
If using dried cannellini beans, use 230g. Soak them overnight in plenty of cold water. Drain and rinse, then place in a large pan, cover with 5cm cold water and bring to the boil. Scoop off any foam and boil for a further 10 minutes.
NOTE: If you have a nut allergy and are using packaged goods in recipes, please check the allergen warning on the packet regarding nuts.