Green Goddess Noodles

Noodles and a simple sauce-there is nothing in the world I’d rather eat.   This is a fifteen minute meal that is unlike others-it’s made of fresh, healthy ingredients and it tastes heavenly.  It’s a dish fit for any Goddess, Siren, or Nymph and you’ll be the hero of your household when you serve this up for dinner.

First, toss a few fresh ingredients into the bowl of your food processor.


Here we have about 20 large fresh basil leaves, 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, 2 Tbs of pine nuts, 2 Tbs olive oil, a clove of fresh garlic, 2 Tbs Greek yogurt, 1 Tbs mayonnaise made with olive oil, 2 generous pinches of sugar.

Just whir up that pretty stuff and you’ll get this beautiful green slurry.


Cook a pound of linguine in salted water.  Drain the noodles.  Add them back to the pot and add 2 Tbs of butter and a Tbs or two of olive oil.  Add the green goddess slurry to the buttered noodles and stir.   You don’t need to turn the heat back on because the hot noodles will warm the delicate sauce.


Yes, that is what I’m talking about.

I like to serve this with what I call Calypso Salad.  You just take some fresh tomatoes, cut them into wedges, douse them with a little olive oil and salt and pepper, and there you have it.


This pasta is so pretty that I felt compelled to just keep snapping photos of it.


Sheesh that’s gorgeous.


It doesn’t get any simpler to serve dinner on a beautiful summer evening than that.  Let me know what you think, fellow Goddesses!

Green Goddess Noodles

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 4


  • 1 lb linguine
  • salt for pasta water
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 C. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2-4Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs pine nuts
  • 2 Tbs Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbs mayonnaise made with olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 generous pinches of sugar


  1. Cook linguine according to package directions. Drain, add it back to the pot, and add 2 Tbs of olive oil. Stir gently and cover to keep warm. Whir the rest of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor just until pureed. Add the sauce to the hot noodles, stirring gently to coat. Enjoy with fresh tomatoes seasoned with olive oil and salt and pepper if desired. It's heavenly!



  1. Natalie Hendrickson says:

    How would the sauce be without the pine nuts? Jake is allergic, so I wonder how much they affect the taste….. Looks delicious!

    • Hi, Natalie. Good question-you can use another nut-almonds or walnuts work great, or you can just double the Parmesan and omit the nuts completely. Both ways will work perfectly!

  2. This sounds so good, and it is so simple and easy to make.

    • Thanks, Ginny. I think you really would like this meatless wonder-too bad Joe doesn’t like basil. We’ve really got to find a way to cure him of that!

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