Summer Salmon Pasta


  • 1 cup whole wheat orzo pasta
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 lb. asparagus, rinsed, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 lb. salmon fillet
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
    Lemon Vinaigrette
  • ā…“ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Amount: ½ cup
  • Calories: 278
  • Fat (g): 10
  • Sat. Fat (g): 2.5
  • Carb (g): 25
  • Fiber (g): 6
  • Protein (g): 23



  • Preheat oven broiler.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil, then add orzo and stir periodically. After 7 minutes, add the asparagus to the pot with the orzo and cook for 2 more minutes. Drain and set aside in a large serving bowl.
  • While orzo is cooking, season salmon fillet with salt and pepper. Place on foil-lined broiler pan. Broil for 8 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through.
  • Break broiled fish into smaller pieces using 2 forks and add to serving bowl with asparagus and orzo.
  • Combine the lemon vinaigrette ingredients in a bowl and stir.
  • Add the red onion to the bowl of asparagus and orzo, pour the vinaigrette over the contents, and toss gently.

Cooking Tip

Mix it up and add any other veggies that you like! If you are missing any of the dressing ingredients or are in a time crunch a pre-made citrus dressing will work too.

Performance Fact

This pasta is packed with muscle building protein and anti-inflammatory omega-3s. The onion and asparagus contain carbohydrates that act as prebiotics which promote gut health and help maintain a strong immune system.