Entrees, Vegan Food

Green Goddess Pasta


Since its January, I wanted to make a nice green recipe packed with nutrients – BUT it’s also super cold here so instead of making a salad, I thought why not make a super green pasta instead!

♡ PS: for more delicious, healthy, easy recipes check out my cookbook Liv B’s Vegan on a Budget!

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Healthy Green Goddess Pasta Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Liv B


This Healthy Green Goddess Pasta Sauce is an easy way to get more green foods into your diet without eating a leafy salad. This vegan green pasta sauce is packed with nutrients and is a great replacement for a cold Green Goddess Smoothie during the winter months!


  • 2 cups dry pasta
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups spinach
  • vegan parmesan cheese for sprinkling (optional)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and add back into pot.
  2. Meanwhile, add 1 tbsp oil to a frying pan on medium heat. Add the onion, 1/2 the chopped zucchini and 1/2 of the frozen peas. Cook a few minutes until onion becomes translucent, then set aside in a separate bowl.
  3. Add the frying pan back to the heat with 1 tbsp oil, minced garlic and the rest of the zucchini and frozen peas. Cook a few minutes until garlic is fragrant and just starting to brown.
  4. Add coconut milk, basil, salt, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and spinach and simmer for 3 minutes until spinach is wilted. Pour into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
  5. Add the reserved vegetables to the pasta pot, followed by the sauce. Stir until combined. Serve with salt, pepper and a sprinkle of vegan parmesan cheese.


  1. Guuuuuuuurl! This was phenom! You’re killing it in 2019 🙂

  2. This looks yummy! How many people does it serve?

  3. How many servings would you say this recipe makes? 🙂

  4. Brittany Rosales

    Just made this for my family and we all absolutely loved it!!! So easy to make and I love how many veggies I’m able to sneak in and my kiddos not make any fuss! So delicious! We also tried your buttermilk pancakes for breakfast this morning and those were equally a hit! Thank you for such great recipes!

  5. This recipe was so good! I hardly knew that I was eating vegetables and my carnivores dinner guests didn’t mind either.

  6. This was amazing! I tripled your recipe. I cooked it all in one skillet then put half in the blender. My husband loved it too. Ate it on lentil noodles.

  7. I did it today for lunch and it was super tasty and healthy! Thanks a lot 🙂

  8. Just made a half quantity just for myself. It’s super easy to make, so fresh and soo tasty!

  9. Julia Toute

    Liv, thank you Bety much for making this content!!!
    My family loved this recipe, it is delicious!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Wish you all the happiness and health

  10. Such an amazing recipe! I snuck some with beans into the blender with it and topped with some walnuts for the crunch! The sauce is amazing, such a comfort food vibe while still being healthy, so much love for this (and basically all your recipes)

  11. Amazing.

  12. This is quite possibly the best pasta recipe EVER. I make it for myself at least once a week and it’s my go-to meal whenever I have friends or family over. My non-vegan friend’s are obsessed with it! Thank you Liv for this incredible recipe!

  13. Can’t wait to try this recipe! Canned coconut milk or carton coconut milk (for drinking)? Thanks!

  14. Thank you so much for this delicious and fresh and healthy recipe! I really liked it!! Your content never disappoints me 😉

  15. Is there any substitute for the coconut milk? The coconut cream bothers my husband but I want this sauce 🤤 I know it’s pretty different but would another nut milk work?🤞

  16. Do you think this recipe could be doubled?

  17. 5 Stars ! My whole family loved it! I didn’t use nutritional yeast and I added rehydrated sliced shiitakes. Best served cold in our opinions.

  18. One of my new weekly rotations. Divine!

  19. This is absolutely delicious! I added the garbanzo beans like you suggested and it was so creamy and filling! Thank you!

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