Food, Recipes

Super Scrummy but Simple Salmon, Spinach, and Tomato Spaghetti 

This is a delicious, nutritious, really simple meal to make, and the kids love it too.

We’ve been growing some really sweet and tasty little tomatoes in the garden so what a great way to use them.IMG_0642


  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 onion sliced
  • Spinach (a generous handful)
  • 7-8 cherry tomatoes cut into quarters
  • Two heaped tablespoons of cream cheese like Philadelphia (for a healthier option use low fat)
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • Half a lemon
  • 200g Spaghetti (enough for two people)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt
  • Cracked black Pepper


  • Cook the salmon fillets in an oven proof dish at 180c for about 12-15 minutes, alternatively you can microwave them for about 3 minutes in a cling film covered microwaveable dish.
  • Meanwhile put the spaghetti in a pan of boiling water, and cook for about 10-12 minutes.
  • Add a tablespoon of olive oil into a frying pan, and sauté the onions for about 5 minutes or until soft.
  • Once the onions have softened, add two tablespoons of cream cheese and a teaspoon of Dijon mustard, squeeze the juice of half a lemon, and give it all a good stir.
  • Flake the cooked salmon into the sauce, then add a generous handful of spinach, and the tomatoes, then stir in.
  • Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Drain off the spaghetti retaining about two tablespoons of the water, then add  both the spaghetti and water to the pan with the sauce.
  • Using tongs (a fork and spoon will also do the trick) mix in the spaghetti so it gets coated by the lovely sauce and all nicely mixed.
  • The only thing left to do is serve it, and enjoy.

foodIf you’re feeling a bit naughty, and are in need of a few more carbs, I highly recommend a crunchy warm baguette straight from the oven covered in melting butter (my mouth is watering writing this), oh, and not to forget a glass of white wine. I highly recommend Freemans Bay New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Aldi, it’s bloody gorgeous and a bargain at £5.89.

The recipe is one you could easily adapt to your own tastes, other things that would be lovely in it would be peas, courgette, broccoli, you could even add a splash of wine, and a bit of garlic. If you’re not a fan of salmon, chicken or turkey would also be a perfect replacement.

Well there you go, my first recipe. I hope you like it. If you do cook it I would love to know how you got on, and if you got a thumbs up from your food testers.

Happy cooking, and eating.

Gem x


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