Pasta With Salmon, Spinach, and Olives

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 416 calories
    • Fat 11 g
    • Sat Fat 1 g
    • Cholesterol 54 mg
    • Sodium 381 mg
    • Protein 31 g
    • Carbohydrate 53 g
    • Sugar 4 g
    • Fiber 10 g
    • Iron 6 mg
    • Calcium 145 mg
  • October 2012

Ingredients

  1. Check 1/2pound whole-grain pasta
  2. Check 2teaspoons canola oil
  3. Check 2 leeks (white and light green parts), halved and sliced
  4. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  5. Check 2 6-ounce pieces skinless salmon fillet
  6. Check 1 bunch flat-leaf spinach, thick stems removed
  7. Check 1/4cup green olives, slivered
  8. Check 1tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve ¼ cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the leeks, season with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper, and cook until beginning to soften, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Push the leeks to one side of the pan. Add the salmon, cover, and cook until opaque throughout, 2 to 5 minutes per side. Flake the salmon and toss with the pasta, spinach, olives, lemon juice, and pasta water.