Healthy Eating: Linguine with Salmon and Lemon Sauce

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For an easy end to a hectic day — keep ingredients for this quick meal in your pantry.

8 ounces spinach linguine

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup onion, sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon lemon peel, grated

1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1 can (7 ounces) salmon, drained, or 3/4 cup leftover salmon

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated

Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, prepare sauce. Heat oil in a large skillet over low heat; add onion and saute until tender. Add garlic; saute another 2 minutes. Stir in lemon peel, lemon juice and parsley. Add salmon and carefully break up meat with a fork. Do not stir. Toss linguine and sauce together. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately. Serves 4.

Adapted from “Simply Colorado: Nutritious Recipes for Busy People." Colorado Dietetic Association.

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