Lemony smoked salmon & spinach tagliatelle

Reader Rachel May shares her speedy recipe for silky pasta with greens, zesty lemon, basil and cream cheese

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 1
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 756
  • fat 45g
  • saturates 23g
  • carbs 55g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 35g
  • salt 4.4g


  • 100g tagliatelle
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 50g spinach
  • 75g cream cheese
  • zest and juice ½ lemon
  • 75g smoked salmon, sliced
  • small handful basil, finely chopped


  1. Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the garlic for 1-2 mins until softened. Add the spinach and continue to cook until just wilted. Stir through the cream cheese, lemon zest juice and, and some black pepper.

  2. Drain the pasta but reserve a few spoonfuls of the cooking water. Add the salmon, basil and pasta to the sauce, along with the cooking water to loosen it a little. Toss together and season with more pepper, to taste, before serving.

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