This Green Goddess Pasta is creamy, flavorful and comes together in 30 minutes! It’s great for a quick weeknight dinner or a hot or cold lunch pasta!
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Avocado dressing has been such a fave for years and I’ve used it in so many different ways. As a dip, in sandwiches, burgers and on salad, but surprisingly – I’ve never used it in pasta until now! This sauce goes incredibly well with pasta and speaking of pasta, I absolutely loved using Pasta Lensi’s Lentil Pasta with Spinach and Basil for this recipe!
This pasta has 23g protein per 3.5 oz portion (about 2 servings) and I love it’s subtle spinach and basil flavours that pair SO well with this avocado sauce. The pasta texture was incredible, did not get mushy at all – best part, also tastes great cold. I highly recommend checking out their pasta, which you can do here.
Pasta Lensi Lentil Pasta with Spinach and Basil – the star of the show! I love using gluten free pastas because they immediately up the protein of any and all pasta dishes by so much. Be sure to cook according to package directions.
Avocado – avocado gives this dressing a beautiful colour, body/thickness.
Parsley – I love the freshness that parsley adds, as well as beautiful little green flecks.
sea salt – for balancing out the flavours. You may need more or less salt depending on how salty your pasta water is.
juice of one lime or lemon – adds such a brightness and burst of flavour for the entire avocado dressing.
Tahini – I love using tahini here in place of oil for not only some good fats, but incredible flavour and emulsion of the avocado dressing.
garlic – adds great flavour to the dressing
water – for thinning out the dressing, you might not need all of it.
pasta water – don’t skip this step or replace it with regular water. The starchiness in the pasta water helps the sauce easily stick to the pasta.
Boil your pasta according to package directions (I always use the lesser of the two times). Drain and set aside.
While the pasta is boiling, Blend all the green goddess ingredients together in a food processor, starting with ¼ cup of the water depending on the size of your avocado. You can add more water if you want to thin out the dressing. Enjoy!
Add your drained pasta back into the pan and add the sauce all over it. Stir to combine fully on medium low heat for about 3 minutes until all is fully heated through and coating the pasta. Add in ½ cup pasta water to thin out and fully coat the pasta. Feel free to add more pasta water in to make the sauce thinner if desired.
Serve with more veggies or additions and enjoy!
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