• Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Season salmon with 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper.

  • Combine 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, the basil and next 3 ingredients in a food processor; process until finely chopped. With machine running, gradually add oil and water. Continue to blend until smooth.

  • Add pasta to boiling water; cook 11 minutes and drain, reserving 1 cup cooking water. Meanwhile, grill salmon 9 minutes, turning once, and asparagus 5 minutes, turning often.

  • Place pasta in a large bowl. Cut asparagus into 2-inch pieces and add to pasta. Flake salmon with a fork (discard skin) and toss with pasta along with pesto, 1/4 tsp salt and reserved pasta water. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

568 calories; 20 g total fat; 510 mg sodium. 60 g carbohydrates; 34 g protein;