Recently kale has become my favourite green vegetable to add to meals. When I serve it on it's own, as a side serving, the children are not keen but as soon as I add it to a sauce or mix it with other ingredients they all eat it with no questions asked. So any recipe that contains kale is an instant hit with me.
When I was looking at Aldi's Feed the Family for £5 recipes their Smoked Salmon Pasta immediately caught my eye. Smoked salmon is a fantastically versatile ingredient and thanks to Aldi it is a more affordable ingredient to use. The recipe is part of Aldi's latest campaign that is showing families that you can prepare healthy, tasty meals for under £5. Over the coming weeks I am going to be trying out some of their recipes and taking some inspiration from them to show you that it can be done. Sticking to a budget does not mean that you should compromise on healthy choices.
Today I am going to be telling you how I have taken inspiration from Aldi's Smoked Salmon Pasta recipe which is served with a spinach and walnut salad. I have not made the salad but have added kale and broccoli to the pasta and have even made it Slimming World friendly by making a few simple swaps.
This is what I did...
Smoked Salmon and Kale Salad
400g wholewheat pasta
100g curly kale
6 spring onions, sliced (green part only if you are following the FODMAP plan)
1 head of broccoli, cut into small florets
110g smoked salmon flakes
2 tbsp fresh, chopped parsley plus extra to garnish
1 - Bring a pan of salted water to the boil, add the pasta and simmer for 8 minutes
2 - Spray a covering of oil in a large saute pan and gently fry the spring onions for 2 minutes
3 - Add the broccoli florets and cook for a further 3 minutes, moving regularly
4 - Add the kale and smoked salmon to the saute pan and cook for a further 2 minutes
5 - Once the pasta is cooked al dente, drain and add to the saute pan
6 - Mix all of the ingredients together and remove from the heat
7 - Add the chopped parsley to the quark and stir together before adding to the pasta and mixing everything together thoroughly
Serve with a sprinkling of chopped parsley.
This meal served 5 and there was enough leftover for lunch the following day. Best of all it cost under £5 to make and I was left with some ingredients leftover.
- Smoked salmon - £1.59
- Spring onions - 43p
- Kale - 49p
- Broccoli - 35p
- Wholewheat pasta - 45p per 500g
- Quark - 75p
- Parsley - 69p
- Total = £4.75
Later this week I will be making Haddock and Kale Kedgeree and I will be letting you know if I could make it for £5 or under and show you what I did.
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