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Salmon with Warm Arugula Pasta Salad

Enjoy this simple recipe for baked blackened salmon with a warm arugula pasta salad.



Ready In:

20 min


About this Recipe

By: Luci Conkling

A couple things to note before we get started. Personally I use frozen salmon because I’m a broke college student and it’s cheaper. It also lasts longer and I’m afraid of commitment so I can just leave it in the freezer until I’m ready. In the ingredients I mention to just season your salmon to taste. Everyone likes their salmon a little different, for me personally I like to use garlic salt, black pepper, lemon pepper, and then a mix of Italian herbs. It gives it a nice flavorful kick. Keep these things in mind in regards to the cooking time of your salmon. I’m simply following the instructions that come on the packaging. If you are using fresh salmon or would rather sear your salmon than bake it, then adjust accordingly.


    • 1 cup of cooked pasta
    • 1 clove of garlic 
    • 1 cup of arugula
    • 1/2 cup of olive oil 
    • 2 salmon fillets (seasoned to taste)
    • 1/4 of onion (chopped) 

    Feel free to use more or less of the chopped onion depending on your personal preferences. I also added a tablespoon or two of some freshly grated parmesan cheese to the top of my pasta. As I mentioned earlier in the introduction, for my salmon I like to season it with; garlic salt, black pepper, lemon pepper, and a mix of Italian Herbs. Once again, feel free to switch up the seasoning on your salmon to taste. 

    Step by Step Instructions

    Step 1

    In a medium skillet, sauté garlic and onion until fragrant and cooked through. 

    Step 2

    Add cooked pasta, arugula, and olive oil to skillet.  

    Step 3

    Toss in skillet on low-medium heat until arugula is soft. 

    Step 4

    On a greased baking sheet, bake seasoned salmon in the oven for 8-12 minutes at 375 degrees. Rest salmon for 10 minutes before serving. 

    Step 5

    When the pasta is done feel free to add parmesan to taste. All that is left is to plate and serve. Enjoy!

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