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Pasta with turnip-green pesto, salmon, and pink pepper

Pasta with turnip-green pesto, salmon, and pink pepper
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A fast, healthy first course with a special taste. If you have little time to cook and you are looking for a special pairing, this is your recipe.

Ingredients

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Penne pasta 400 gr
turnip greens pesto 200 gr (1 jar)
smoked salmon 100 gr.
pink peppercorns about 10
extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp

Equipment

Chopping board, knife, non-stick pan, 1 tablespoon, 1 large saucepan, 1 baking tray.

Preparation

Bring the water to a boil to cook the pasta.
In the meantime, cut the salmon into strips about 3 mm wide.
Pour the extra virgin olive oil into a non-stick pan, add the salmon, and sauté for 1 minute.
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Remove about half of the salmon to use for decoration, then add the pink pepper berries and the turnip greens pesto.

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Cook the pasta and drain al dente and set aside a cup of the cooking water. Pour it into the pan with the salmon and turnip greens pesto.
Mix well, then top with the salmon you had kept aside and a few additional pink peppercorns.
Buon appetito!

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Tips

You can use penne pasta shape to prepare this recipe, or other short pasta shapes such as fusilli. Whole wheat pasta is a great alternative to prepare this recipe.

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