Green Goddess Pasta


I love enjoying a pasta dish that is filled with vegetables. As a dietitian, a lot of my work with private clients is focused on debunking myths about nutrition and helping restore a positive relationship with food. So many of my clients fear carbohydrates! It’s a shame because carbohydrates (from natural, unprocessed sources) are healthful ingredients! When we pair whole grain or bean based pastas with delicious sauces and loads of veggies, we make a perfectly nourishing and satisfying meal!

You’re going to love this recipe!



  • 1 Box pasta of choice (I like a quinoa or Chickpea pasta)

  • 2 cups basil

  • 1 cup curly kale

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 1-2 Tbsp garlic infused olive oil

  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • Baby spinach


  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the box!

  2. While the water is boiling, make the pesto. Combine the basil, kale, lemon juice, garlic infused olive oil, nutritional yeast, and nuts in a food processor. Blend until combined and add salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 Tbsp of water at a time if needed for the pesto to mix well.

  3. Mix together the cooked pasta with the pesto and baby spinach to have a Green Goddess Pasta meal!