Lemon Basil Salmon with Spaghetti

Lemon Basil Salmon with Spaghetti


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This salmon dinner is healthy, flavorful, and filling. The lemon and basil give the spaghetti a light, tangy flavor that the whole family will love and that perfectly complements the flavor of the salmon.

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 10 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 1/2 lb. whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbs. oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 4 (4-oz) pieces salmon
  • 1/4 C. fresh basil leave, chopped
  • 3 Tbs. capers
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 C. fresh baby spinach leaves

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Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the pasta and transfer to a bowl. Add the garlic, 2 Tbs. oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine well.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 Tbs. oil in a skillet. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Cook the fish in the skillet for about 2 minutes on each side. In the bowl with the spaghetti mixture, add the basil, capers, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Toss to combine.

Divide the spaghetti into 4 servings and top with 1/2 C. spinach. Top each with 1 salmon fillet. Serve immediately.

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