Salmon is a great source of heart healthy omega-3s and protein. It is also recommended that we have two portions of fish per week, with one of them being oily fish. So, the salmon in this dish is perfect for ticking that weekly oily fish off.
While it can be expensive, supermarkets and fishmongers sometimes offer salmon trimmings or off-cuts. These are just as good for you and are generally cheaper.
This meal also provides vitamins C, A and K, and nutrients such as potassium from the asparagus. Worried about leftovers? Cooling the pasta overnight and reheating it actually produces ‘resistant starch’ which acts as dietary fibre. This is so you don’t need to be having the wholewheat alternatives, to get this fibre fix.
Top tip: Salting the pasta water makes the pasta easier to digest, as the salt breaks down the fructans in the pasta.