Thinking Outside the Noodle – Part I – Pasta Princess’s Cilantro Lime Fettuccine Noodles

This is the first in a 4 part series of “Thinking Outside the Noodle”.  Thinking Outside the Noodle is about new and exciting flavors for pasta noodles and recipes to accompany the pasta.  I am constantly challenging myself to think of different creative ways to make pasta.  The possibilities are endless and exciting!  I absolutely loved this fettuccine with one of my favorite herbs, cilantro, infused with lime.  What a great combo!

Pasta Princess’s Cilantro Lime Pasta Dough 

  • 2-1/4 Cups Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • Juice and zest of 1 Lime
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Water (as needed)
  • Dash of Salt


Combine flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the middle of the flour.  Put eggs, cilantro, zest and juice of one lime together in a small bowl and briefly wisk to combine. Add to the middle well of flour the eggs and cilantro lime mixture, olive oil, and water.  Add flour or extra water to dough as needed – consistency should not be sticky. With beater attachment, beat on low for 1 minute. Switch to dough hook and mix for 6 minutes. Take dough and cover in plastic wrap and let rest for at least 10 minutes.  Put dough through pasta machine, or roll by hand and cut into desired shapes.

Coming Next:  Thinking Outside the Noodle – Cilantro Lime Fettuccine with Grilled Chicken in a Mango Cream Sauce


32 thoughts on “Thinking Outside the Noodle – Part I – Pasta Princess’s Cilantro Lime Fettuccine Noodles

  1. Okay princess of all things pasta, I don’t have a pasta attachment on my kitchen aid or any other pasta making machine so I attempted to roll out by hand in the past and it was thick and not delicious. I’m a believer of delicious. So, do you think it would be worth it to try and attempt this by hand again?

    • Hey there Cookie Queen. I have given you a new name and handed over my crown to you! Because of your tenacity, creativity and ambition you deserve the crown!
      I have thought about your question and I can only answer from my perspective, keep in mind that I am not one that enjoys kneading dough and benefits from the experience, lol, I am all for making a task easier! If it were me, from what I have read, I would not roll and struggle and fight with the dough by hand trying to roll it out … I’d wait until I had a pasta machine or a kitchenaide pasta attachment. I purchased mine from Bed, Bath & Beyond with a 20% coupon, making it the most reasonable I could find … it was well worth it! That being said, to some, they don’t mind the work of rolling dough by hand .. it’s a matter of opinion I guess. Also, Amazon has some fantastic pricing on pasta machines. To sum it up, if my pasta attachment broke, (I’d cry! lol) I’d wait until I could get another one or a pasta machine versus making it by hand. I’d rather wait and experince the deliciousness, then do it by hand, struggle and not have it come out good and say YUCK!

      • thanks for the honest opinion. I don’t have that kind of time and I want to enjoy the food and not some fat noodles. I’ll look for the kitchenaid attachment. That might be the way to go for me. Thanks for the crown! LOL

    • Thank you very much! I think Cilantro is either an “I love it herb” or an “I hate it herb”! I personally love it .. but my husband is not too crazy about it. So if I use Cilantro, I usually have to wait until he won’t be here to eat it, or go extra light on the Cilantro.

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