Tahini Pasta With Salmon Bites

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Tahini pasta with miso garlic butter salmon bites is a delicious, creamy and easy to whip up meal. Full of feel good ingredients and flavors. You can also make the salmon bites recipe on it’s own for a snack!

Saucy noodles with broccoli  and salmon in a grey bowl.
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Why Make This Tahini Pasta

This tahini pasta has delicious miso butter salmon bites served on top and chopped roasted broccolini. it’s the most perfect elevated combination. This dish is filling, customizable and it’s so easy to whip up. The tahini sauce is full flavor, pops of ginger and garlic in each bite. The salmon bites take it to a whole new level, they are perfectly baked to perfection and add tons of protein to this dish.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients needed to make this recipe on a counter in small bowls and a cutting board.
  • Salmon. Skinless, boneless salmon is best. I always try to find sustainable sourced salmon, but use what fits your budget!
  • Butter. This is to put over the salmon to help it cook, give it a creamy buttery flavor.
  • Miso. Miso paste is found in the international aisle or in the produce aisle near the tofu. This is such a great salty condiment I use it all the time and love it.
  • Garlic. Fresh minced garlic cloves.
  • Broccolini. I love this with salmon, its a little more tender than regular Broccoli. You can use regular broccoli if needed.
  • Olive Oil. Neutral in flavor, you can also use avocado oil.
  • Spaghetti. Or any long shaped pasta of choice!
  • Fresh Ginger. This my favorite ingredient in this recipe it adds such a good flavor to the tahini sauce.
  • Shallot. This is for flavor in the tahini sauce. It’s a nice mild flavor.
  • Seasoning. Dried oregano, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika.
  • Fresh Lemon. The juice of the lemon brings a brightness to the sauce.
  • Maple Syrup. This combines the flavors together great.

Steps To Make Salmon Bites Recipe

Glass bowl with tahini sauce in it and a cooking sheet with salmon and Broccoli.

Step One. Preheat oven to 375º. Cube the salmon into 1 inch piece. In a medium sized bowl, melt the butter, add the garlic and miso to the melted butter, mix until the miso is blended in. Chop the broccoli/broccolini into small pieces and add to one half of the cooking sheet. Drizzle a little olive oil and season lightly with 1/4 tsp salt & pepper.

Step Two. Add the cubed salmon to the miso butter. Mix well and then add the salmon/butter to the other half of the cooking sheet, make sure the salmon isn’t overlapping. Cook for 13-17 minutes depending on how you like the cook on your salmon.

Steps To Make Tahini Pasta

Tahini sauce in a small blender.

Step Three. Start your pasta while the salmon is baking. Cook until al dente and according to the package. Don’t forget to salt your water (1 tsp) and be sure to save 1 cup of pasta water before draining.

Step Four. Add all of the tahini sauce ingredients (except pasta water!) to a high speed blender or food processor. I like to use a smaller one like this. If your sauce is too thick (tahini can vary greatly with thickness) just add a few more tbsp to the sauce and blend until you get the desired thickness (I like it to be like a thick salad dressing).

Pasta with tahini sauce in a grey sauce pan.

Step Five. Once the noodles are al dente, collect 1 cup of the pasta water and drain the rest. Add the noodles back into the warm pot and pour the tahini sauce over the noodles. Add the chopped broccolini and mix well, add a little pasta water at a time to help spread the sauce. Serve the tahini pasta and then add the salmon bites over the top. Garnish with sesame seeds (optional) and enjoy!

Noodles and salmon in a bowl up close.

FAQ’s & Recipe Tips

Can I make this vegan?

Yes, make this tahini pasta vegan by simple skipping the salmon bites recipe

What is tahini?

Tahini is a mild, sesame seed paste. I like to compare it to peanut butter but it’s more mild and has a unique flavor. Its great for making creamy/dairy free salad dressings.

Can I use zucchini noodles in place of the pasta?

Yes, zucchini noodles would be a great way to make this more keto friendly.

Recipe Variations

Salmon Bites. You can use any white fish of choice, or enjoy this dish without a protein. But the Salmon Bites recipe is so tasty.

Pasta. You can use any shape of pasta you’d like! They are all great with this sauce.

Ginger. The fresh ginger is really a big part of the flavor, you can swap gor ground ginger if you can’t find fresh ginger.

Maple Syrup. You can use honey in place of maple syrup.

Broccolini. Use broccoli or red peppers in place of the broccolini.

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Grey bowl with noodles and salmon.
5 from 1 vote

Tahini Pasta With Salmon Bites

Tahini pasta with miso garlic butter salmon bites is a delicious, creamy and easy to whip up meal. Full of feel good ingredients and flavors. 
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • 1 Cooking Sheet
  • High Speed Blender

Ingredients 

Salmon Bites

  • 1-1½ lb salmon, skinless is preferred
  • 1 tbsp butter, *see notes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • tsp miso paste
  • ¼ tsp salt & pepper

Tahini Pasta

  • 1 bunch broccolini, about 1 ½ cups chopped *see notes
  • ¼ tbsp oil, for roasting broccolini
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder, for roasting broccolini
  • 1 lb pasta, *see notes
  • ½ cup tahini, well stirred
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced/chopped
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 small shallot, minced/chopped
  • ¼ cup ice water, to thin the sauce
  • ½ -1 cup pasta water, to help spread the sauce into pasta
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375º. Cube the salmon into 1 inch pieces. In a medium sized bowl, melt the butter, add the garlic and miso to the melted butter, mix until the miso is blended in. Chop the broccoli/broccolini into small pieces and add to one half side of the cooking sheet. Drizzle a little olive oil and season lightly with 1/4 tsp salt & pepper.
  • Add the cubed salmon to the miso butter. Mix well and then add the salmon/butter to the other half of the cooking sheet, make sure the salmon isn't overlapping. Cook for 13-17 minutes depending on how you like the cook on your salmon. Keep an eye on the broccoli, oven temps can vary.
  • Start your pasta while the salmon is baking. Cook until al dente and according to the package. Don't forget to salt your water (1 tsp) and be sure to save 1 cup of pasta water before draining.
  • Add all of the tahini sauce ingredients (except pasta water!) to a high speed blender or food processor. I like to use a smaller one like this. If your sauce is too thick (tahini can vary greatly with thickness) just add a few more tbsp to the sauce and blend until you get the desired thickness (I like it to be like a thick salad dressing).
  • Once the noodles are al dente, collect 1 cup of the pasta water and drain the rest. Add the noodles back into the warm pot and pour the tahini sauce over the noodles. Add the chopped broccolini and mix well, add a little pasta water at a time to help spread the sauce, don't add too much too soon. Serve the tahini pasta and then add the salmon bites over the top. Garnish with sesame seeds (optional) and enjoy!

Notes

*use plant based butter to make this dairy free
*regular chopped broccoli or red peppers will also work. It’s about 1.5 – 2 cups finely chopped
*any pasta shape will work for this recipe! 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1165mg | Potassium: 1396mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1353IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 500
Keyword: 30 minute, Salmon
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