Gluten and Dairy Free Herby Salmon with Pesto Penne

serves / makes 2
10 prep time
15 mins cooking time


For the salmon:

  • 2 salmon steaks
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and  pepper for seasoning

For the pesto:

  • 3 large handfuls of fresh basil leaves
  • 110ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper for seasoning


  • drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 red or green pepper, sliced
  • 150g gluten free pasta, cooked per instructions on packet


  1. Gently pat the salmon steaks dry with a piece of kitchen paper
  2. Mix together the lemon zest, parsley, dill, seasoning and oregano
  3. Sprinkle on the salmon steaks
  4. To make the pesto place the basil, pine nuts and garlic in a blender
  5. While blending, drizzle in the olive oil
  6. Season to taste
  7. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in shallow pan
  8. Saute the onion and pepper until soft, about 5 minutes
  9. Stir in the cooked pasta and as much of the pesto that suits your individual tastes, start with a tablespoon and add from there
  10. Cook the salmon for about 3 minutes on each side in a hot frying pan
  11. Serve the salmon steaks on top of the pasta