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Mediterranean Salmon Pasta in a bowl with dill and lemon on a cutting board

Lemon Dill Mediterranean Salmon Pasta Recipe

  • Author: Karen
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


The lemony dill dressing and the crunchy green beans give a new dimension to this salmon pasta dish. It can be served immediately as a warm pasta dish or make ahead for a  room temperature or cold salad.


  • 12-oz rotini pasta traditional or gluten-free. I use Tinkyada brown rice pasta vegetable spirals  gluten-free
  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into1″ pieces
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 14.75-oz can wild-caught pink or red salmon, drained.*
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1 lemon, juiced 1/4 cup**
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 24  Tablespoons fresh dill, chopped; reserve some for garnish
  • 8-oz feta cheese block, crumbled***


  1. Cook pasta in boing pasta water according to package directions, adding cut green beans during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Before draining, scoop out 1 cup of salted water in a coffee mug. Drain and rinse for a few seconds with cold water.
    Rotini and green beans in the colander
    Rinse under cold water for a few seconds
  2. Meanwhile, Combine Salad. In a large serving bowl, combine onions, dill, salmon, and half of the crumbled feta. Note: Mix in any bones and skin from the can since they have great nutritional value.
  3. Make Dressing while the pasta cooks: Whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest, juice, mustard, salt, pepper.
  4. Add pasta and green beans to salmon in the large serving dish. If you need a little moisture, add some of the pasta water one tablespoon at a time.
  5. Combine salad dressing and mix all ingredients.
  6. Garnish. Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle extra dill to garnish.



*Canned salmon contains small bones that are edible, very high in calcium, and easily break apart.

**More juice is expressed from a room temperature lemon

***For best flavor, do not use fat-free or pre-crumbled feta

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Fish and Seafood
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: One-Pot Meal, canned salmon, dill, lemon, green beans