WHOLE-WHEAT SPAGHETTI

2

Aug
2016

WHOLE-WHEAT SPAGHETTI

A little while back we featured salmon as one of our 5 amazing superfoods that can skyrocket your fat loss. Following on from this feature, here’s an amazing salmon recipe for you that’s not only incredibly healthy and nutritious, but also highly tasty to boot! Enjoy and remember to contact us for more great ideas and guidance regarding other healthy and nutritious recipes for fat loss and fitness – remember that nutrition is just as important to overall health and well-being as training in the gym – so it’s a core part of all our personal training packages and is essential if you’re going to get the most from your training programme.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 pound whole-wheat spaghetti pasta
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 (4-ounce) pieces salmon
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • DIRECTIONS:
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta and transfer to a large bowl. Add the garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine.

    Meanwhile, warm the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Add the fish to the pan and cook until medium-rare, about 2 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fish. Remove the salmon from the pan.

    Add the basil, capers, lemon zest, and lemon juice to the spaghetti mixture and toss to combine. Set out 4 serving plates or shallow bowls. Place 1/2 cup spinach in each bowl. Top with 1/4 of the pasta. Top each mound of pasta with a piece of salmon. Serve immediately.

For more ideas for great healthy recipes that can form part of your fat loss and fitness programme, contact us and we’ll be delighted to advise you on all your nutritional and dietary needs.

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