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Green Goddess Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad with tomatoes, mozzarella and artichokes with green goddess dressing.
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Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 521kcal


For the Green Goddess Dressing

  • 1 cup/250g mayonnaise
  • 4-5 green onions white and green parts
  • 1 cup/30g fresh basil leaves
  • 1 lemon juice only
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 anchovies
  • 0.5-1 tsp salt adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2/3 cup/175g sour cream

For the Pasta Salad

  • 1 lbs short pasta boiled al dente
  • 1 cup/200g cherry tomatoes red and yellow
  • 1 cup/100g marinated artichokes
  • 1 yellow or red pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup/4 tbsp black olives pitted
  • 1 cup/200g small mozzarella balls
  • 2 cups/50g arugula/rocket
  • 2 tbsp salad cress or any other micro herbs optional


For the Green Goddess Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients but sour cream and salt in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Stir in sour cream and salt to taste. 
  • Set aside until needed. 
    You will need 1/2 cup of the recipe for the pasta salad. 
    Store the rest in the refrigerator up to 1 week. 

For the Pasta Salad

  • Cook short pasta al dente according to package instructions. Drain and rinse, set aside to cool. 
  • In a large bowl combine halved cherry tomatoes, chopped peppers, halved or quartered marinated artichokes, olives and arugula. 
  • Add cooled pasta to the bowl, then add 1/2 cup of the green goddess dressing and salad cress if using. 
    Mix gently. 
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving. 


Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 519mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1415IU | Vitamin C: 40.1mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 1.6mg