Lemony Smoked Salmon–and–Artichoke Heart Whole-Wheat Pasta

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This smoked salmon pasta has lots of bright lemon flavor that lightens the whole-wheat pasta. Slideshow:  More Pasta Recipes 

Lemony Smoked Salmon–and–Artichoke Heart Whole-Wheat Pasta
Photo: © Kristen Stevens
Total Time:
20 mins
Yield:
2

Ingredients

  • 4 ¼ ounces penne (whole-wheat)

  • ¼ cup olive oil (extra-virgin)

  • 1 onion (medium chopped)

  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)

  • ½ teaspoon chile flakes

  • 3 ounces smoked salmon (not lox chopped)

  • jar artichoke hearts (1 heaping cup chopped)

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh)

  • 2 ounces goat cheese (1/3 cup)

  • Sea salt

  • pepper (Freshly ground)

Directions

  1. Cook the whole-wheat pasta in boiling salted water, according to package directions.

  2. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook until it just begins to soften, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and chile flakes and cook for 1 minute.

  3. Add the smoked salmon, artichoke hearts and pasta and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.

  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and goat cheese. Season generously to taste with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

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