Enjoy this delicious orange salmon with honey mustard featuring pan-seared salmon paired with linguine and asparagus.

Servings: 2


  • Juice from 1 orange
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ounces skinless salmon fillet
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat linguine
  • 6 asparagus spears, chopped
  • 1/4 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley sprigs
  • 2 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 tablespoon freshly grated Pecorino


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, 1 teaspoon olive oil, honey and mustard. Season with salt and pepper.
  • In a medium pan over medium heat, warm 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add the salmon and cook for 4 minutes. Turn the salmon over, add the orange sauce and continue to cook until the salmon is golden and cooked through, about 4 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and transfer to a plate.
  • In a medium pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente, about 5 minutes. Add the asparagus and continue cooking for 2 more minutes. Drain the pasta and asparagus, and transfer to a bowl.
  • In a medium pan over medium heat, warm the remaining 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Add the onion, garlic, parsley and basil and sauté, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Add the onion and garlic mixture to the pasta, sprinkle with cheese, season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine.
  • Serve the salmon alongside the pasta with asparagus.

Recipe and photo courtesy of What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.

Nutrition Facts

2 servings

Amount per serving



% DV*
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 
Cholesterol 48mg
Sodium 157mg
Total Carbs 14g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 11g
Added Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin D 9mcg
Calcium 83mg
Iron 3mg
Potassium 599mg

*Percent Daily Values are included where available. They are based on a 2,000
calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.