Green Goddess Pasta + Giveaway

High fiber pasta tossed with spring vegetables and luxuriously creamy green goddess sauce is perfect for Meatless Monday – or any night of the week!

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I’m officially ready for spring, and it seems like a lot of you are too. Let’s help usher it in with some delicious pasta loaded with spring vegetables!

A month or so ago, Dreamfields asked me to create a recipe for their virtual dinner party in celebration of Healthy Pasta Month. Since they’re my favorite pasta company, I of course had to say yes! I was torn over what direction I wanted to take it though, so I asked my followers on facebook if I should do something with a rich, tomato-based sauce, or something lighter with white wine. The latter option got overwhelming support… but then someone suggested avocado and the rest was history.

I’d never had avocado with pasta before, but inspiration struck and I blended it into a rich, creamy sauce based on green goddess dressing. The avocado makes the sauce luxuriously creamy, while the fresh herbs and citrus juices make it perfect for spring. To keep the “green” theme going, I tossed the pasta with asparagus, peas, and arugula. The result is fresh, vegetal, and downright delicious. This green goddess pasta will definitely be my go-to pasta this spring!

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My first formal introduction to Dreamfields pasta was two years ago at Mixed. They were one of the main sponsors of the conference, and I spent a good amount of time chatting with them about their healthy, high fiber pasta. I loved how excited they were about their product and their enthusiasm rubbed off on me – I made a point to seek it out the very next time I went to the grocery store.

After quickly scanning the shelf, I immediately started laughing. Why? I had bought their pasta countless times without even realizing it! I’m sure that I picked it up the first time because of the higher fiber content, but I had gotten into the habit of grabbing the brand and completely forgot that it was a healthier option. I just kept buying it because it was good! It’s still the pasta I buy about 8 times out of 10 (the exceptions being when I want a specific shape that they don’t make or if I’m looking for fresh pasta), and I love that  I can feel good about it.

Green-Goddess-Pasta

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Green Goddess Pasta
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ package Dreamfields® high fiber spaghetti
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 sprig each fresh parsley, cilantro, and tarragon, chopped
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • ¼ cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 cups arugula
  • salt and pepper
Preparation
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add the spaghetti and cook 5 minutes. Add the asparagus and cook an additional 4 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente. Drain.
  2. While the pasta cooks, prepare the sauce: Add the avocado, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, lime, juice, and fresh herbs to a food processor or blender. Process on high for 20-30 seconds, or until smooth. Scrape into a small bowl and stir in the sour cream. Set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan set over medium heat. Add the shallot and cook 2-3 minutes, or until soft. Add the peas and arugula cook another 2-3 minutes, or until the arugula is wilted. Turn off the heat and stir in the cooked spaghetti, asparagus, and sauce. Stir to combine; season with salt and pepper.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 270 Fat: 17 Carbohydrates: 22 Fiber: 9 Protein: 10

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Comments

  1. I want this for lunch tomorrow! Okay, I want it today, but it’s all St. Patrick’s all day long here!

  2. Ginny McMeans says:

    Why didn’t I ever think of this. It looks sooo good and beautiful!

  3. You already knew I was going to love this!

  4. I love this! All the spring produce and that sauce!

  5. I’ve never had Dreamfields but I’m always up for more fiber! And greener than green sauces. Those tend to be my favorite.

  6. I’m on a big asparagus kick right now and this looks so amazing, avocado too, yum!

  7. What a gorgeous dish, Lauren! That is spring in a bowl!

  8. my favorite pasta is with diced tomatoes, hot sauce and some milk

  9. Gorgeous Gorgeous color. To me you can’t really mess up pasta—unless you overcook it or heave forbid put canned spaghetti in your mouth. I am proud to say even as I kid I recognized the merit of my Mom’s spaghetti or canned. I love all ingredients too. Such a nice mix of textures.

    • Lauren Keating says:

      omg I forgot canned spaghetti even existed. Even just thinking about it is making me gag. I never liked it as a kid either!

  10. Oh yum! I have been in love with Green Goddess dressing my entire life – I have a bottle in the fridge right now and this pasta looks so lovely and spring-like. I’m putting this on my to-do list!

  11. Love green goddess but have thought to mix it up with my pasta. Great idea!

  12. G’day! This looks very healthy indeed!
    Cheers! Joanne

  13. This pasta is stunning! Light, healthy and I love all the green it has going on!

  14. ummm this looks divine!

  15. Lauren this sounds amazing! I’m definitely trying it soon! It has so many of my favorite things!!

  16. I made this pasta salad and just fell in love with it. It’s very versatile. I subbed fresh spinach for arugula, used the fresh herbs I had: dill, oregano, parsley (and some dried basil). And, instead of frozen peas, I used fresh sugar snap peas: de-stringed, and cut into 1/4″ pieces. Also I used fat free greek yogurt. I wasn’t trying to make a new recipe, but just wanted to make this so badly (right now!). It was fantastic!!!

  17. Can this be served cold or will the avocado brown and look unappetizing? This looks so good!

    • Lauren Keating says:

      I’ve never eaten it cold, but my leftovers still looked good (not brown) so I think you should be ok on that end.

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