ZENB Fusilli Pasta with Salmon, Olives, & 30 Cloves of Garlic


PREP TIME 15 minutes

COOK TIME 30 minutes

TOTAL TIME 45 minutes

Nutritional Facts


Serving Size: 524.95g

Calories: 684

Amount per Serving*
Total Fat 27g
Saturated Fat 5.9g
Salt 2.5mg
Carbohydrates 55.1g
Fibre 12.1g
Protein 44g
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


Fusilli Pasta

What better way is there to get in a good source of protein than with some salmon and ZENB Fusilli Pasta? This garlic flavoured dish combines flavours you know and love to deliver 44 grams of protein per serving.


  • 1 box (340g) ZENB Rotini Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt & ground black pepper, divided
  • 453g boneless skinless salmon fillets
  • 475ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 180g pitted Castelvetrano olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 4g coarsely chopped dill



Heat oven to 400°F. Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Drain; keep warm.  


Cut top 1-inch off each head of garlic. Drizzle tops evenly with 2 teaspoons oil and half of the salt & pepper. Wrap garlic tightly in foil; bake 25-30 min. until cloves are golden and tender. 


Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Season both sides of salmon with remaining salt & pepper. Add salmon to skillet. Cook 2 min. on each side undisturbed, until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer fish to clean plate. Cool slightly; flake into bite-size chunks.


Add stock and garlic cloves to same skillet. Bring mixture to a boil on medium heat; cook 10-12 min. or until reduced by half. Remove pan from heat. Add butter; swirl gently until sauce is slightly thickened. Stir in pasta, salmon, olives and lemon juice. Garnish with dill before serving. 


Tasty Tips

Garlic becomes incredibly sweet, mild and complex when roasted. Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of the papery skins with gentle pressure. Though 30 cloves of garlic may seem excessive, the roasting and simmering process transforms them into a tender and flavorful foundation for the sauce.  Italian Castelvetrano olives are bright green with a mild flavour and meaty, buttery flesh. Substitute pitted green Spanish olives or French Picholine olives. For 2 servings, this recipe can easily be cut in half.