Salmon Zucchini Linguini is a super quick dinner winner! Ready in less than 30 minutes, canned salmon makes it fast and easy. No zucchini!? No problem, sub in what you have on hand.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:25 minutes
3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
3 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
2 8-9-inch zucchini, sliced in ¼-inch discs
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper
1 14.5-ounce can salmon, drained and skin removed
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 pound linguini
Bring a large pot, filled with 6 cups water, to a boil. Stir in pasta. Cook according to package directions, approximately 9 minutes. Drain pasta in a colander, reserving 1/3 cup pasta water.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil over medium heat. Add walnuts and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove walnuts from the pan and set aside in a small bowl.
Return pan to stove and add remaining oil. Add zucchini; cook 7 minutes, stirring occasionally until softened and lightly browned. Add garlic and dried red pepper, cook 1 minute. Add salmon, drained pasta and reserved pasta water. Stir gently to combine and heat through.
Serve in bowls. Garnish with chopped walnuts, parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice.