In my opinion, spring time is veggie pasta salad time. Spring is a time for picnics and outings – and pasta salad travels well! Just throw some in a mason jar, grab a fork and you have the perfect meal for on the go! My pasta salad is loaded with veggies and baby approved! My kid ate a cup of it, veggies and all, which is a miracle in itself!
For a long time, pasta salad was the only type of salad I would ever eat. Hey, I’m a girl who loves her carbs! Plus, I’m pretty sure the kind of pasta salads I loved weren’t all that healthy for me. I loved those creamy pasta salads loaded up with mayo and cheese! So good! However, I’m trying to be a bit healthier and slow down my consumption of mayo, so I used MAIO by Bolthouse Farms. It’s a yogurt based mayo substitute that’s much healthier than real mayo. It’s only available in Northern California right now – but check your local grocery store for other mayo substitutes or use thick plain Greek yogurt!