Green Goddess Pasta Salad

Channel your inner goddess!

Serves:

4

Prep Time:

30 minutes

I shop local, buy seasonal produce, and try to not eat processed foods as much as I can. So, for this recipe I decided to use as much “green” as I could find and came up with this green pasta dish with a homemade creamy sauce based on a green goddess dressing. The avocado makes the sauce creamy, while the fresh herbs and citrus make it taste like spring.

Ingredients

1 box pasta (gluten-free if needed)

1 bunch of thin asparagus

1 avocado

1 lemon

2 limes

½ bunch of fresh parsley

12 fresh basil leaves

4 sprigs of tarragon

1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt

1 cup frozen peas, thawed

3 cups arugula

2-4 tablespoons olive oil

salt & pepper



Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook your pasta of choice.

  2. While the pasta cooks, prepare your dressing

  3. Add the avocado, 2 tablespoons or more of olive oil, the juice from 1 lemon, the juice from 2 limes, all the fresh herbs, and sour cream to a blender or food processor.

  4. Process everything on high for 20-30 seconds, or until smooth.

  5. Scrape into a small bowl and set aside.

  6. Strain cooked pasta and set aside.

  7. Sauté asparagus and peas in a pan with olive oil until cooked.

  8. Mix pasta, asparagus, peas, arugula, and dressing all together. Season with salt and pepper and serve cold or as is.