Smoked Salmon, Avocado, Lemon and Dill Linguine

It’s no secret that I love my pasta – I don’t even try to hide it.  I eat it year round and I figure if you add healthy ingredients, it all evens out -right?  Well, sort of.  You can do things to improve it by purchasing gluten-free, oat bran, barley meal, or rice pasta.  And it doesn’t have to be left out of your diet as long as you keep portion control in mind.

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My favourite types of pasta in the warmer months are ones in which you can just cook the pasta and add fresh ingredients.  This one does just that and requires so little work in order to have a fresh meal on your table during a busy week night.

Smoked salmon has all the same health benefits of salmon but it has a pretty hefty dose of sodium so go easy on it.  Combining it with avocado and lemon is the best way to go.

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Also known as the alligator pear, the avocado is a nutrient dense food with almost 20 vitamins and minerals.  It is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of monounsaturated fat (the good kind).  These fats keep you feeling full and satisfied because when you consume fat, your brain receives a signal to turn off your appetite.  Eating these fats helps slow the breakdown of carbohydrates into sugar, which helps keep the sugar levels in your blood stable.  The point being – eat your avocados! 🙂

Smoked Salmon, Avocado, Lemon and Dill Linguine | Simply Fresh Dinners

 I found this recipe on and for once, didn’t change a thing.  The Australians sure do know how to eat well and I always find a lot of inspiration there.  This is perfect for lunch with the girls, don’t you think?  If you’re not a fan of seafood, I have an easy linguine dish with cheese, nuts, olives and fresh herbs.  Sounds crazy, I know, but it works!

I hope you’re all starting to experience some warmer weather (it snowed here 2 days ago!) and you’ll give this a try.  Cheers!


Smoked Salmon, Avocado, Lemon and Dill Linguine
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Serves: 4
  • 375g dried linguine pasta
  • 100g smoked salmon, chopped
  • 1 avocado, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup pure cream
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Extra chopped fresh dill, to serve
  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, following packet directions, until tender. Drain. Return to pan.
  2. Add salmon, avocado, dill, cream and parmesan to pasta. Cook, tossing, over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat. Stir through lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Divide between bowls. Serve topped with extra chopped dill.



  • Reply
    Debbie Harris
    April 25, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Looks delicious!
    I appreciated the lesson on avocados, Thank you, Robyn.
    I have been eating more avocados lately and certainly do enjoy them, now I will even more so with that info.
    Once I am able to eat grains again I will try this dish.

    I hope you’re enjoying the week end.
    Snow…mmmm… Glad it’s you.:-)

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      April 27, 2015 at 7:00 am

      Thanks so much, Debbie. Avocados truly are a super food and I try to add them whenever I can. Hope your weekend as wonderful!
      The snow has melted, lol. But it’s still FAR too cold for this time of year! Happy Monday 🙂
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    April 26, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Yummy! Looks colorful and delicious!
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    Anita Rivera
    April 26, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Oh, this sounds similar to a dish I make with salmon (speaking of which I must have some tonight!) and I make a basil/walnut pesto with it and add…KIDNEY BEANS to it! It is delish…..

    Well my friend, off we go to end April, and next month is the last month of school. I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!

    Having a great weekend? Anita

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      April 27, 2015 at 7:03 am

      LOL, Anita, I think you and I could eat salmon every night! Ohh, your dish sounds delicious! I must try that.
      Wow…bet you can’t wait till your time off, Anita! Thanks for your visit, fun lady!
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    April 26, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Hi Robyn, I can’t wait until my avocado tree produces some more avocados. I think this is a wonderful, yet simple idea for pasta, I always buy whole wheat. The smoked salmon sounds yummy. I might even try it with regular salmon. This would also be good as a cold salad by subbing vinaigrette dressing. I love pasta and seafood recipes. I’ll share my super easy shrimp fettuccine one of these days. Have a blessed week!

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    April 27, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Oh, you have an avocado tree, Mary? I’d love that! Regular salmon would be great, too. I love your idea as a cold salad as wel.. Don’t you love how easily it all comes together? I’ll look forward to your fettuccine dish especially because it has shrimp! Thanks for your visit. Have a lovely week!
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    April 27, 2015 at 11:06 am

    This sounds wonderful and I love salmon. Add it to pasta and it’s a great meal. I’ve switched my family over to whole grain pasta so I think I’d try or with that. Have a great week!
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    April 27, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    I love pairing smoked salmon with pasta – you need so little of it with it’s rich flavor. I have done it with a fattening cream sauce but this looks perfect for warm months, so light and refreshing. Pair it with a big bowl of greens and we are good to go! Thanks for your inspiration : )
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    April 27, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    This looks so delicious! It feels perfect for the warmer season.

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      May 1, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Thanks so much, Cheryl! The stoneware is the perfect colour for this dish 🙂

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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    May 1, 2015 at 3:52 am

    Beautiful photos– and such a delicious looking dinner! I love smoked salmon.
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    May 2, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Robyn,
    I love this recipe with the salmon, pasta, and avocado. What a wonderful healthy meal this would make. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.
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    May 4, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Okay, I’m drooling right now! Looks so good. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7, we can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls
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    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    May 5, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Yum! I make a pasta with smoked salmon and leeks that we love…I’m going to have to try yours too! Thanks for the recipe, Robyn!
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    Miz Helen
    May 6, 2015 at 11:35 am

    I love the dill in this recipe, this dish looks delicious. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
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    May 7, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Hi Robyn,
    Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of my features for Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live Thursday @ 7pm EST. Thank you for being sharing your information and being part of Real Food Fridays. Have a healthy happy weekend!
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    May 8, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Sounds delicious! 🙂
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