7 Easy and Healthy Recipes for Every Day of the Week

© Antonis Achilleos/Recipe by LIZ MERVOSH

MONDAY: Salmon Piccata Pasta

This quick and simple pasta dinner tastes clean and bring. The briny parsley mixture cuts the richness of the salmon perfectly. Serve this healthy salmon piccata pasta dish alongside a leafy green salad with shaved Parmesan.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 ounces uncooked thin whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest, plus 3 Tbsp. fresh juice (from 2 lemons), divided
  • 1/4 cup non-pareil capers, drained and coarsely chopped, divided
  • 4 (5-oz.) skinless salmon fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped (about 2 tsp.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Lemon slices

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup pasta, 1 salmon fillet)

HOW TO MAKE IT:

Step 1: Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking water.

Step 2: While pasta cooks, stir together parsley, 1 tablespoon of the oil, 1 1/2 tablespoons of the lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of the capers in a small bowl. Set aside.

Step 3: Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Lightly coat salmon with cooking spray, and sprinkle with pepper. Add salmon to skillet; cook until fish is golden brown and flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side, or to desired degree of doneness. Remove from heat; transfer salmon to a plate. Wipe skillet clean.

Step 4: Reduce heat to low, and add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to skillet, garlic, and lemon zest. Cook, stirring often, until garlic is golden brown in spots, about 2 minutes. Stir in pasta, salt, and reserved cooking water. Increase heat to medium-high; and cook, stirring or shaking skillet constantly, until pasta has absorbed most of the liquid and a thin sauce clings to pasta, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice and 3 tablespoons capers. Divide pasta evenly among 4 plates. Spoon parsley mixture evenly over fish, and flake fish into large chunks. Top each pasta serving with salmon-parsley mixture; serve with lemon slices.

You might also find interesting :

20 Foods That Sabotage Your Sleep

Chocolate Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but that chocolate treat after dinner isn’t doing your REM any favors. “As a nutritionist who also struggles with falling and

How to Make a Healthy Smoothie

The best way to enjoy a smoothie? Make it yourself. They’re refreshing, easy to sip on the go, and packed with health-boosting nutrients. But smoothies from grocery stores and quick-service

7 Foods That Whiten Your Teeth (and 4 to Avoid)

Teeth whitener: Strawberries Strawberries contain malic acids, which help to convert carbohydrates into energy for muscles. Maintaining the right about of malic acids is essential for strong dental health, as

10 Foods That Can Give You More Energy

Brown Rice There’s no reason to be afraid of carbs. In fact, if you’re avoiding them, that could be why you’re feeling so lousy in the first place. Since they’re

eat healthy & recipes

15 Healthy Foods Doctors Always Eat

Eggs “I consider myself ‘pseudo vegetarian’ or ‘flexitarian’ which means that I mainly eat plant based foods,” says Rachel Goldman, Ph.D., FTOS, Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of

Fitness

5 Foods That Power Up Your Workout

Coffee Runners love a cup of pre-race joe for the pep it puts in their step. “Research shows that the caffeine in coffee can enhance physical endurance and stamina, making

beauty & tips

6 Fall Superfoods for Weight Loss

“Superfoods” is a term used to describe foods that are high in nutrients and, most of the time, low in calories. Such foods provide many healthy nutrients – such as

9 Foods Worth Buying in Bulk

Supermarket sales are tempting opportunities to stock up on groceries, and warehouse clubs such as Costco sell large quantities of food for low per-unit prices. Smart shoppers who buy in

From Our Network