Bruschetta Pasta and Grilled Salmon

I couldn’t resist using some more of that fantastic basil I have in my garden. It is flourishing right now despite the dry weather we are having. This pasta dish came out perfectly. I love the way the fresh ingredients play off of each other; the heat of the pasta adds just enough warmth to bring all the flavors together so there is no need to cook the “sauce”. Adapt to your liking; we went heavy on the garlic and the jalapeno was just an extra touch that sounded good. We did sprinkle a little more salt and pepper on at the table.

Bruschetta Pasta and Grilled Salmon

  • 2 Tbs fresh basil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbs diced jalapeno
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1/4 cup parmesan
  • 12 o.z. sockeye salmon
  • 8 o.z. dry spaghetti

Combine basil with olive oil and chop(see my fresh basil post for a great technique).

Stir together chopped basil, garlic, tomato, salt, pepper, jalapeno and lime juice.  Set aside.

Prepare pasta as directed.  Grill salmon as desired; we did ours about 3 minutes per side sprinkled with salt and pepper.  Drain cooked pasta and toss with bruschetta mixture and butter.  Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly