Garlic Lemon Butter Salmon Pasta – I mean, I had to fit it all in the title. It’s all too good to not include.
So… Oprah this week, am I right? Her speech at the Golden Globes as permeated through every social media outlet I’m on. I love Oprah. When I was younger, I used to think that as an adult I’d be a stay-at-home-mom with five kids running around, and that every afternoon when they were napping, I would turn on Oprah with a cup of tea.
And then Oprah left daytime TV. And then I actually grew up and realized that five kids is A LOT of kids. ? Nonetheless, I now have 25 kids running around me – with no hope of a nap or a cup of tea – in the afternoon. Ok, so, there’s a point to all of this Oprah talk. Do you remember her commercial where she proclaims how much she loves bread?
I’m obsessed, too. This pasta is kind of like my version of Oprah’s love of bread. Because I LOVE CARBS. CARBS, CARBS, CARBS. In all of this whole balanced eating, I cannot give up carbs altogether. So, I compromised with the use of whole wheat pasta, and all the balance comes into sight. Put some veggies on the side, some sustainably sourced salmon for added protein and an omega kick and bam! You get pasta, and you get pasta, and you get pasta!
A pasta that balances perfectly. Both the pasta and the salmon have a mixture of garlic, butter, and lemon coated with them. It’s a light sauce, yet just creamy enough to feel a little indulgent. Because my brain totally needs a little feeling of indulgence. When I’m trying to eat extra healthy, if I feel restricted at all, I go in overdrive. This is why true balance is key for me! How about you?
Garlic Lemon Butter Salmon Pasta is also super easy to make. Healthy weeknight dinner, right here, right now. All you need to do is mix together the lemon, melted butter, and garlic. Spread half of it on top of the salmon in a foil packet, throw it in the oven and then it’ll work its magic. Meanwhile, you’ll cook the pasta, sauté some onion, add the rest of the butter mixture, and a little pasta water to bring it all together. And again – BAM! Pasta perfection.
While this pasta is excellent for weeknight dinners, it’s also the perfect for Friday nights. You can stay on your balanced eating plan, while feeling a little Friday indulgent, and getting your kitchen dance party on because you’re cooking at home!Print