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Lemon and Salmon Pasta Recipe

Who doesn’t love pasta?! From penne to spaghetti, to Bolognese to Carbonara, pasta dishes are a firm favourite across the world.

However, lots of pre-made pasta dishes are paired with creamy, high-fat sauces which add extra calories and saturated fat which can be bad for your heart. Our tasty Lemon and Salmon Pasta sauce uses a low-fat cream cheese to cut back on the saturated fat content, making it a lighter choice in comparison to those made with cream.

Some of the fat in the dish also comes from the Salmon, which is an oily fish, a source of omega-3 fats. These kinds of fats are important to help to look after your brain, body, and heart – so shouldn’t be avoided! It is advised to consume at least one portion of oily fish per week, so our Lemon and Salmon Pasta could be a staple in your weekly meal planning.

And if you need any more persuading to try it… pasta is great source of carbohydrates, and perfect for refuelling after a big workout. We use wholewheat fusilli which is higher in fibre, so this dish is great for a healthy dinner after completing one of the Healthy Hearts Programme workouts!

Serves: 2

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

Suitable for freezing: no


  • 120g dried wholewheat pasta
  • Low calorie oil spray
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 80g asparagus
  • 30g frozen peas
  • 2 skinless salmon fillets, cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp semi skimmed milk
  • 1 heaped tbsp of low-fat cream cheese
  • ½ lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Add wholewheat pasta to a pan of boiling water and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Heat a deep dish pan with a generous amount of low-calorie oil spray.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add asparagus, peas, salmon, milk, and low-fat cream cheese and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add 2 tbsp water and gently stir.
  6. Add lemon juice and zest and cook for a further 3-4 minutes until cooked through.
  7. Add pasta to the dish and coat in the sauce.
  8. Divide between two dishes and top with freshly ground black pepper and parsley.

Looking for more tasty recipes to fill your meal plan? Give our Chicken Laksa recipe and our Salmon and Cod Fishcakes a try.