Recipe: Greek Salmon Pasta

I love salmon - it's one of my favorite proteins - and even though it's a pricey - we try and make it at least a couple times a month. The best part is - it''s hard to screw it up - you can fry it or bake it - just don't overcook it. 

This dish is really more about the assembly - you cook your pasta and salmon separately then top with some goodies. I like my salmon cooked to medium so it's not done and "white" all the way through. I feel like the best way to do this is by cooking it on top of the stove so you can really see how much it's cooked. I did mine skin side down - then flipped for a few more minutes. By doing this - I can see how cooked it is on the side of the salmon - then it's just cooking it until it gets done how I like!

My husband doesn't love feta - so I sprinkled sparingly on his - which just meant MORE FOR ME! There are also kalamata olives, diced tomatoes and Greek salad dressing. I love kalamata olives - they are so much stronger tasting than black olives. Be sure to buy the pitted ones - nobody wants to chew around a pit!

The idea for the dish came from local Cincinnati chili parlor Skyline Chili. This dish is sans chili - so it's one of those things you can get at Skyline if you're not a fan of the chili. It's also served without any protein - so it's popular with vegetarians. The only difference in mine and theirs is that they add pepperocini rings - which I don't love so I left them out.

If you're not a salmon fan, you could have this with chicken as well - or just on it's own how Skyline serves it. Skyline Chili has their own Greek dressing they use - but I just grabbed a bottle at the store. It's definitely necessary because you need some acidity and juiciness.

Yield: 2 servings

Greek Salmon & Linguine

prep time: 5 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 20 mins
Our local favorite, Skyline Chili, makes a non-chili dish called Greek Spaghetti. It's my favorite dish and I decided to recreate it at home! I added salmon because it's my favorite protein. :-) Enjoy!


  • 2 servings linguine
  • 3/4 lb salmon
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 2-3 oz feta, crumbled 
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/3 cup Greek salad dressing (Affiliate Link: I used Ken's)


  1. Put pasta on to boil 
  2. Once you add the pasta, start the salmon. Season salmon with salt & pepper and heat skillet with olive oil. 
  3. Place salmon skin side down in skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes
  4. While salmon cooks, dice tomato and olives and crumble feta
  5. Once you see salmon turning white about 1/2 way up - turn and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until salmon is done to your liking. (I like it medium - so not white all the way through)
  6. Once salmon is done, remove from heat. Pasta should be done as well. I used linguine - but you can use whatever pasta you like. 
  7. You're ready to plate! Split pasta between two plates. Top with salmon. 
  8. Sprinkle tomatoes, olives and feta between the two plates. 
  9. Shake Greek dressing over both plates and serve! Garlic bread is a great side for this.  
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