summer pasta

I have pretty much ZERO want for cooking these days, it's just too darn HOT! Unfortunately my kids can't live on popsicles! This is an easy summer recipe that takes minimal prep and is a riff on my all time recipe favorite, Salmon Pasta!

Summer Pasta Jubilee! (ha!)

use your favorite shape pasta
a piece of salmon (can be just a small piece, depending on how you like it)
one leek chopped
2 tbls tamari
2-3 tbls olive oil
cup peas (can be frozen)
cup broccoli/carrots or whatever slivered (you can buy them organic packaged at Trader Joes called: Broccoli Slaw my favorite for easy summer cooking)
handful of basil
handful of parsley
1-2 tbls Greek yogurt
1 tbls creme fraiche (optional)
1/2 lemon

preheat oven to 400 degrees, chop leeks place in oven proof pan and lay the salmon on top and sprinkle with olive oil and tamari and bake until opaque (or just under and cover with foil when you take it out to finish).
cook pasta - while pasta is cooking chop the basil and parsely - when pasta is just about done add the Broccoli slaw and peas.
save a cup of the pasta water and drain pasta and veggies.
put all ingredients into a large bowl (take the skin off the salmon, pull apart with a fork, and add with leeks and juices) and squeeze the juice of half a lemon on top.
Toss together with a dollop of Greek yogurt and creme fraiche, 1-2 tbls of (really GOOD) olive oil and the 1/2 cup of pasta water (add however much you need to keep it from being dry). salt and pepper to taste (I like it with a lot of pepper)

garnish each plate with more parsely or basil and maybe some toasted pine nuts!
KIDS will love this and it's great for babies too!

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