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Hoda's mom cooks up family favorites like pesto salmon and pasta

Hoda Kotb's mother, Sami Kotb, cooks up spicy salmon with basil pesto and spring pasta filled with fresh vegetables for a healthy and easy Mother's Day.
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Sami Kotb visiting her daughter Hoda in the TODAY kitchen to make a few of their favorite family recipes for Mother's Day. She shows us how to prepare a super simple roasted salmon with spicy basil pesto and fettuccine with fresh spring vegetables.

Sami Kotb's Spicy Pesto Salmon

"Hoda's sister, Hala, was the inspiration for this recipe," says Kotb. "She is the cook in the family and always makes the best salmon dishes."

Sami Kotb's Fettuccine Primavera

Fresh asparagus, portobello mushrooms and yellow squash make this healthy and easy pasta perfect for spring.

If you like those light Mother's Day recipes, you should also try these:

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