Classic Penne With Salmon And Greens Recipe Video

I'm a huge fan of dark greens...afterall, they are considered a power food, so what's not to love?


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings2
Main Ingredient, Healthy,

Recipe Story

If you aren't familiar with the variety of dark, leafy, greens that are out there, this QuickBite is a great way to introduce them into your kitchen. This recipe calls for Dandelion greens, but you could easily substitute kale, swisschard, or even spinach.


 Salmon1⁄2 Pound, poached
 Salt To Taste
 Parmesan cheese5 Tablespoon, grated
 Pasta1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Whole wheat pasta1⁄2 Pound
 Extra virgin olive oil1 Tablespoon
 Veggie broth1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Cherry tomatoes1 Pint, halved
 Tomatoes14 Ounce
 Leeks2 , chopped
 Garlic5 Clove (25 gm), chopped
 Dill1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped
 Dandelion greens1 Bunch (100 gm), chopped
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1049 Calories from Fat 235

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.4%

Saturated Fat 7.6 g37.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 84.5 mg

Sodium 1151.3 mg48%

Total Carbohydrates 158 g52.6%

Dietary Fiber 23.9 g95.5%

Sugars 24.8 g

Protein 61 g122.4%

Vitamin A 264.3% Vitamin C 201.7%

Calcium 84.1% Iron 64.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cook pasta according to package. Be sure to reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta water.

Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over med heat. Add leeks and a pinch of salt and sauté 3-4 minutes or until leeks begin to become tender.

Stir in the garlic and saute for another 2 minutes. Add greens and broth along with another hit of salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until greens are wilted down and tender.

Stir in dill, salmon, and tomatoes. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Stir in pasta with 1/4 cup of reserved pasta water. Top with grated parmesan cheese.

Editors Review

For all the pasta foodies, here is another nice variation of pasta cooked with salmon and plenty of fresh greens. As you know, salmon is a rich source of various nutritional factors including antioxidants, and greens are always good to serve you the essential nutrients. In totality, this dish serves you complete nutrition and you would also love the creamy combination of salmon, greens and penne. Watch the video now and cook up a special dinner for tonight.