Sea2Table Salmon with Kale & Cappello's Gnocchi in dressed up Rana Pesto

This was a really easy simple dinner that I can't take a ton of credit for, besides "dressing up" the pesto. Plus I got to finally use my Sea2Table salmon from the variety pack I bought a while back (see this post, and this one,  for more about how amazing Sea2Table is and how to use your variety pack!) I had planned to make pesto on my own but when I found that the grocery store was out of basil (what the???) I opted for this Giovanni Rana pre-made pesto sauce and then added a little flair to it when I got home.

One really easy way to freshen a store bought pesto up is to add a few fresh ingredients and blend. Since I was already going sautéed some kale I decided to add some raw kale to the pesto along with a huge squeeze of lemon, because lemon makes everything better.

Simply seared Salmon (see this post on how to!) with lemon slices, sautéed kale, and Cappello's gnocchi made for a deliciously hearty but still light summer weeknight meal.

Big shout out to Cappello's by the way for the box of goodies! I absolutely adore their pasta which is made out of almond meal & eggs (that's right, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, grain free!) and they taste amazing. I try to avoid legume so the lentil based pasta isn't my favorite and honestly the Cappello's brand tastes exactly like beautiful fresh fettuccini & gnocchi. I can't wait to try the pizza crusts AND the cookie dough will share soon!

To make this meal all you need is:

  • Bunch of Kale (sautéed in olive oil/salt/pep/lemon)
  • 1 Salmon Filet per person (pan seared)
  • 1 package of Cappello's gnocchi (plenty for 2 people)
  • 1 package of Giovanni Pesto (I used Family size but had plenty extra to save for other meals in the week)
  • 1 lemon for taste/enhancing the pesto
  • Butter/oil for pan searing the salmon

*For more Cappello's recipes of mine check out this lasagna and this fettuccini.