Green Goddess Pasta


Last Updated on January 3, 2024

Plant-based green goddess pasta is a delicious way to sneak in some veggies into your meal. The creamy coconut-based sauce is made with a few simple ingredients, and pairs perfectly with your choice of pasta.

green goddess pasta

Green Goddess Pasta

If you’re looking for new ways to enjoy your pasta this summer, this creamy green goddess dressing is the recipe for you.

The sauce is made with coconut milk, fresh spinach, basil, nutritional yeast, and a few other flavorings. It’s vegan friendly, and goes well with any pasta you enjoy.

green goddess pasta

This dish is delicious on it’s own, but would pair well with grilled salmon, a fresh side salad, and some roasted vegetables. Serve it warm or cold for the perfect comfort meal!

How to make creamy green goddess dressing

The simple green goddess sauce is so delicious on your choice of pasta. It’s vegan friendly, and packed with so many flavors.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Full-fat coconut milk
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Pesto, you can use regular or dairy-free
  • Fresh spinach and basil
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt

My favorite pasta for this recipe is cavatappi, but you can substitute any gluten-free variety you enjoy.

pesto pasta

This recipe is so simple to make, and packed with so many fresh flavors. It’s the perfect summer recipe to enjoy with your favorite sides!

More pasta recipes you’ll love:

Roasted Asparagus Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Green Goddess Pasta

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  • 8 8 -10 oz of pasta, I used cavatappi

  • Green Goddess Sauce
  • 1 cup 1 full-fat coconut milk

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 nutritional yeast

  • 2 tbsp 2 pesto, regular or dairy-free

  • 1 1 packed cup of spinach

  • 3 3 -4 fresh basil leaves

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic

  • 2 tbsp 2 olive oil

  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 salt


  • Add the pasta to a pot of boiling salted water. Cook as instructed on package. Drain out the water and set aside, but don’t rinse the pasta
  • Blend all of the green goddess sauce ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  • Pour the sauce into the pot of pasta over a low flame and stir together until evenly mixed, for 1-2 minutes
  • Serve with extra nutritional yeast and fresh basil

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