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Green Goddess Pasta Salad

Green Goddess Pasta Salad is loaded with bright and crunchy summer veg like celery, asparagus, cucumbers, collard greens, and peas And is tossed in the most delicious full-flavored, creamy, uber-herby green dressing.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 345kcal


Pasta Salad

  • 1 lb pasta cooked according to package instructions
  • 3 stalks celery thinly sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed & blanched
  • 1 ½ cups asparagus blanched & chopped
  • 1 English cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 large avocado chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chives chopped
  • kosher salt & black pepper
  • cup parmigiano reggiano freshly grated [optional]

Crispy Collards

  • ½ lb uncooked collard greens stems removed, leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Green Goddess Dressing

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup sour cream or plain full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup packed basil leaves
  • ¼ cup packed dill
  • 2 tablespoons chives coarsely chopped
  • ½ - 1 small jalapeno chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled & chopped
  • 3 scallions white & green parts roughly chopped
  • cup fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven 350 ℉. Line sheet pan with aluminum foil. Evenly spread greens across sheet pan, sprinkle on all ingredients, and toss until coated. Transfer to oven and roast for 17-20 minutes until most leaves are crisp.
  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • While pasta and greens are cooking, add olive oil, sour cream, basil, dill, chives, jalapeno, garlic, scallions, lime juice, salt, and black pepper to a food processor and purée until smooth. Taste and add more salt, if needed.
  • To a large bowl add pasta, celery, peas, asparagus, cucumber, avocado, chives, and lightly season and toss with salt & pepper.
  • Add greens and dressing and lightly toss until everything is coated. Sprinkle parmesan over the top and serve or chill and serve.
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Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2012IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 2mg


Sheet Pan
Aluminum Foil
Food Processor - large - 8 cup
Measuring Tools
Large Bowl
Cutting Board
Chef's Knife

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

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