19 February, 2024

This combination of savoury salmon, lemon zest and flavourful peas is the excitement your tastebuds have been missing. With this easy-to-follow recipe, you’ll be able to treat yourself to a gourmet pasta experience in the comfort of your own home.


Preparation time: 20 minutes 

If you can, use organic ingredients for this recipe. Although we are unsure whether eating organic food reduces breast cancer risk, organic food contains less pesticide residue. We know that certain pesticides are linked to breast cancer risk, so we recommend eating organic food whenever possible. Read more on pesticides here.


300g wholemeal spaghetti

2 tbsp olive oil

1 onion – chopped

150g frozen peas

2 organic salmon fillets – cut into cubes

175g crème fraiche

1 lemon – juice and zest

30ml (2 tbsp) water

Salt and pepper


For serving: A bunch of fresh parsley – roughly chopped


  • Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and cook the wholemeal spaghetti according to the instructions on the packet. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large pan (where possible, avoid using non-stick cookware), then add the onion and cook for a few minutes, until softened.
  • Add the peas, salmon, creme fraiche, lemon juice, lemon zest and water to the pan. Stir to combine and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes until the salmon is cooked through.
  • Stir in the pasta with the salmon sauce, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide the pasta between bowls, top with chopped parsley, and serve.

Why this is good for you  

Wholemeal spaghetti has a higher fibre content than normal pasta. More and more studies show that a diet high in fibre is associated with a decreased breast cancer risk.

Salmon is high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids which makes it a great alternative to meat, especially since processed meat could increase breast cancer risk. We recommend choosing organic salmon or Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) salmon to avoid pesticides.

Enjoyed these 4-ingredient healthy pancakes and are craving more recipes like this? Breast Cancer UK’s brand new recipe e-book is out now! Download (for free) ‘Organic Flavours’ today. What are you waiting for? Get cooking. 

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