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Salmon Tarragon Pasta

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This cravalicious, creamy combination of heart healthy salmon and brussels sprouts along with garlic, smoked paprika, parsley, tarragon and coconut milk makes for a quick, easy and delicious meal – especially on busy weeknights!

Delicious Salmon Tarragon Pasta Photo

Many, many years ago when I was a sophomore in college, I used to work in a restaurant that made a name for itself by feeding it’s patrons salads, soups and the like. Back in those days (yes, I am old), it was the only one of its kind and it had quite the fan base.

When you stepped inside this restaurant, you’d see that its four corners were flanked with a soup station, a muffin/bread station, a dessert station and a fresh pasta station. At the heart of this restaurant was a ginormous salad bar with greens, fresh veggies, crunchy toppings and pasta salads galore!

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On those mornings when I helped open, I would join my manager and fellow coworkers in my favorite task of tasting the items on the salad bar to make sure they were all good. At was during one of these tastings that I happened upon THE Tuna Tarragon!

Creamy and all sorts of dreamy, this cravalicious concoction of mostly heavy cream, tuna, pasta, tarragon and capers left me speechless! Back in those days when I was a young whippersnapper, I enjoyed one too many servings of that tuna tarragon.

Pasta Salmon Tarragon Saute Photo

Now that I am older and witnessed my dad battle heart disease for many years, I try to make more balanced, heart healthy choices. So, I make and enjoy Salmon Tarragon Pasta, workout, drink plenty of water and take supplements like Nature Made® Omega-3 500mg EPA+DHA, Burpless to help support a heathy heart †​ ~  you can pick these supplements up from your local Walmart store.

Salmon Pasta Saute With Coconut Milk Photo

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Heart health experts recommend consuming two servings of fatty fish per week for healthy adults. This equates to approximately 500 mg of EPA + DHA per day.1-2,‡ Myself, along with most people don’t consume this much.

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Getting back to this Salmon Tarragon Pasta…

I like to sauté onions, garlic, smoked paprika, parsley and dried tarragon to flavor this gluten free pasta dish. I also throw in a huge handful of sliced brussels sprouts to amp up the heart healthy factor of this dish. I opt to use just a bit of coconut milk, which adds some creaminess. However, if coconut milk isn’t your favorite, then you could add any milk of your choice, but I must say that with all the flavorings in this dish, you hardly taste the coconut flavor.

Easy Salmon Tarragon Pasta Photo

My daughter and I enjoy this Salmon Tarragon Pasta quite often in our home. It is super easy to whip up and not to mention, super fast to prep and make too ~ making it an ideal, heart healthy, one-pan, dish for busy weeknights. I sure hope you give this heart healthy recipe a try soon!

Delicious Salmon Tarragon Pasta Photo

Salmon Tarragon Pasta

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Shashi
This cravaliciously creamy combination of heart healthy salmon and Brussels sprouts along with ginger, garlic, smoked paprika, parsley, tarragon and coconut milk makes for a quick, easy and delicious meal – especially on busy weeknights!


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1.5 cups Brussel Sprouts chopped
  • 2 salmon fillets skin removed
  • 2 cups cooked gluten free pasta (I used chickpea pasta)
  • 1/2 tsp tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk


  • Peel and dice the red onion and garlic. Also, chop the brussels sprouts.
  • Add oil to a pan over medium heat and toss in the onions and let saute about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add in the garlic and saute a minute.
  • Add in the Brussel Sprouts and saute another five minutes.
  • As Brussel Sprouts are sauteing, prepare pasta. As I used chickpea pasta it cooked in 5 minutes. Drain pasta and set aside. 
  • Add in the salmon fillets and flake gently with a spoon as they cook, sauteing the fillets about 5 more minutes.
  • Then toss in the pasta and tarragon, parsley, and smoked paprika into the pan and stir well.
  • Add in the coconut milk and stir about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat, garnish with more fresh parsley and serve warm.


Calories: 690kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 38.7g | Saturated Fat: 16.2g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 189mg | Fiber: 13.3g | Sugar: 10.9g
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Delicious, Omega Rich, 30-Minute, Salmon Tarragon Pasta Photo

† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

* Based on a survey of pharmacists who recommend branded vitamins and supplements.

1. Kris-Etherton PM, Harris WS, Appel LJ. Fish Consumption, fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids and cardiovascular disease. Circulation 2002;106:2747-57.

2. Papanikolaou Y, Brooks J, Reider C, Fulgoni VL. U.S. adults are not meeting recommended levels for fish and omega-3 fatty acid intake: results of an analysis using observational data from NHANES 2003-2008. Nutr J. 2014;13(31)

‡“Recommended amount” equates to a calculation based on approximately 3,500 mg of omega-3 fatty acids EPA/DHA found in two servings of fatty fish per week.

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  1. […] sounds weird, but it is just so good). In fall there were tuna pasta bakes very similar to this Salmon Pasta. And in winter, there was warm tuna salad – like I have here […]

  2. Gwendolyn C. Blackman says:

    I just discovered tarragon and love it. Can’t wait to make this dish.

  3. Shashi, this is lovely. We are huge fans of salmon! I think I might add spinach instead of the Brussel Sprouts if that’s OK with you. But I know that salmon and tarragon go together and in a pasta dish, yum!

  4. Dawn says:

    I’ve never paired salmon and tarragon together and I love both. Plus, our garden is overflowing with tarragon so this would be a delicious way to use some of it 🙂 Love the scent/flavour. Gotta check out those supplements – they sound great 🙂 !!

  5. Bill says:

    Tarragon is one of those herbs that I had no idea how much I loved until I had it. Then it’s an eye opener. Looks like a lovely dish. I could eat salmon on cardboard so the pasta is an easy win!

  6. You know something? I don’t use tarragon very often at all…and I have no idea why not. I enjoy the flavor, but it just never registers on my radar. I need to use tarragon more. And I need to make this salmon + pasta recipe! Pasta is one my favorite comfort foods, and I love how you’ve taken it up a notch with the tarragon salmon. Also, great advice about the Nature Maid. We take several of their supplements!

  7. What a fantastic pasta dish! This year I didn’t grow any tarragon…have to get some from the market this week!

  8. Kate says:

    I love tarragon but don’t use it nearly enough! It sounds perfect in this salmon pasta!

  9. Demeter says:

    This sounds absolutely flavorful and like a great way to change up the normal pasta dinner routine.

  10. Your pictures really highlight this salmon tarragon pasta. I love seafood in my pasta but you have out done yourself with all the other flavorful ingredients as well.

  11. Ron says:

    What a wonderful recipe. We love pasta dishes and salmon is our number one protein, so this is perfect. We’re very familiar with Nature Made Omega 3. I’ve been taking them for a few years now. Can’t find Nature Made here but I’m still taking a daily supplement.
    I’m looking forward to trying your recipe and will soon.

  12. I had tarragon for the first time a few years back and just fell in love with it. The flavor is amazing. I’ll bet it’s awesome in recipe!

  13. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says:

    I’m such a pasta fan – especially with salmon – and this looks absolutely delicious. The perfect comfort food.