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Salmon Pasta

Salmon Pasta is made with garlic sauce, vegan salmon and is creamy and satisfying. It comes together really fast in under 30 minutes and tastes like in a restaurant, but you can make it easily at home. This Salmon Pasta recipe has it all: a creamy, garlicky, lemony sauce which is rich and super satisfying. It has all the wonderful and amazing flavors that you expect of a pasta dinner.

Closeup of the cream Salmon Pasta with salmon bits, fresh herbs, capers visible.

Reasons why you will love Salmon Pasta

I love this Salmon Pasta because it is both easy to make and so delicious. Flavors are spot on: rich, complex, just the way you can easily find them in your favorite restaurant.

For the preparation you can absolutely use any pasta you like.

The recipe is really flexible you can use already cooked pasta (aka leftover) or cook your pasta while you prepare your sauce.

Ingredients for making the vegan Salmon Pasta are collected on a wooden board.

What you need for this Salmon Pasta recipe

Besides the pasta, you will need the following:

Vegan salmon – after cooking it, you can either pull it into bite-size chunks like I do or chop it up.

For an ultra luxury texture of the sauce, you will need non dairy heavy cream, which tastes like real heavy cream. If you prefer using almond or oat milk instead, you will need to add some cornstarch or flour to thicken up the sauce.

Lemon juice and capers add acidity to the salmon sauce. 

Side by side view of how first the vegan salmon is fried in a pan and then pulled apart on a cutting board.

Olive oil and dairy free butter: From trying out, I found that using both is the best way to create a super creamy sauce with rich flavor for Salmon Pasta.

Olive oil gives depth to the sauce’s flavor while you get all the amazing buttery taste from dairy free butter. You can choose one or the other, but with both the result turned out over the top fantastic.

Onions, garlic: of course these are basic ingredients for flavor that any amazing Salmon Pasta must have.

Side by side view of the basic creamy sauce preparation: frying finely diced onions and then mixing in non dairy cream, cheese, and capers.

Vegan parmesan: you can use your favorite or make one easily at home from my Vegan Parmesan Cheese recipe.

Fresh dill and parsley add a lot of freshness. Dried ones will work as well.

Top view of a saucepan with the pulled salmon being added to the base sauce.

How to make Salmon Pasta

Making Salmon Pasta is really so easy. Here is what you need to do:

Cook pasta

If you don’t have any leftover pasta at hand, start by cook your pasta according to package directions.  

Cook salmon

Heat olive oil in a skillet. When hot, it is time to add salmon and cook them for around 5 minutes. Flip the salmon over once during this time.

Remove from the pan, and let it cool down for a minute or two until you can safely pull or chop it into bite sized chunks.

Top view on a saucepan with the creamy salmon sauce.

Prepare sauce

Use the same skillet and heat the butter. Add the diced onions and garlic and cook them for 2 minutes.

Next, mix in capers, lemon juice, parmesan cheese and cream. Season with a pinch salt and pepper.

When everything is well combined, add the salmon back together with finely chopped dill and parsley.

Finally combine with the pasta and serve.

Leftovers of the Salmon Pasta can be stored in the fridge and used for around 4 days.

top view of the saucepan with the mixed Salmon Pasta.

Other Pasta recipes to try

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Enjoy, Florian.

top view of the saucepan with the mixed Salmon Pasta.

Salmon Pasta

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Salmon Pasta is made with garlic sauce, vegan salmon and is creamy and satisfying. It comes together really fast in under 30 minutes and tastes like in a restaurant, but you can make it easily at home. This Salmon Pasta recipe has it all: a creamy, garlicky, lemony sauce which is rich and super satisfying. It has all the wonderful and amazing flavors that you expect of a pasta dinner.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz pasta, cooked
  • 12 oz vegan salmon
  • 2 Tbs dairy free butter
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup Non dairy heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 1/3 cup vegan Parmesan
  • 2 Tbs dill
  • 2 Tbs parsley
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook your pasta according to package directions, or simply use leftover pasta and skip this step.Ingredients for making the vegan Salmon Pasta are collected on a wooden board.
  2. In a skillet, heat olive oil. When hot add salmon and cook it for around 5 minutes. Flip over once.
  3. Remove salmon from the pan and let it cool down for around 2 minutes. Then, pull or chop it into bite size chunks.Side by side view of how first the vegan salmon is fried n a pan and then pulled apart on a cutting board.
  4. Add butter to the skillet and when melted, give in the garlic and onions. Cook them for around 2 minutes.
  5. Next, add in capers, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, and heavy cream. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.Side by side view of the basic creamy sauce preparation: frying finely diced onions and then mixing in non dairy cream, cheese, and capers.
  6. Add the salmon pieces to the sauce together with dill and parsley.Top view of a saucepan with the pulled salmon being added to the base sauce.
  7. Finally, combine with pasta and serve.top view of the saucepan with the mixed Salmon Pasta.

Notes

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for around 4 days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 534Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 613mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 27g

Cathy Moore

Sunday 3rd of July 2022

Where can I get vegan heavy cream?

Florian

Sunday 3rd of July 2022

Hi Cathy! You can find them at Whole Foods, amazon and most supermarkets. Keep in mind to use unsweetened heavy cream. Hope that helps.

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