This flavor packed Southwestern Pasta Salad is perfect for picnics, cookouts, and any summer get together. A hint of spice and a bunch of herbs and vegetables make it not only healthy, but delicious!
You know summer is almost here when recipes of pasta salads come up on your feed and this Southwestern Pasta Salad is one of those! It’s all about the richness of that mayonnaise, I know. And in this recipe, although we removed half the mayonnaise and used Stonyfield Greek Yogurt, you’re really not going to miss it. Not only does adding the yogurt remove a good amount of fat, but it also adds a tang that regular mayonnaise does not have.
Oh and see that spice mix above? It’s blended by my friends over at Spiceologist and co-founder Heather Scholten is the food blogger behind the ever so popular blog, Farmgirl Gourmet. They have a Kickstarter going on currently for their rubs and if you love supporting the food blogger community, this is just the way to do it. Now, back to this pasta salad.
Easily made gluten green by using your favorite gluten free pasta, this recipe is adaptable to whatever you have in the fridge at the time. That being said, the combination of fresh tomatoes, cilantro, black beans, corn, and red onion, along with the greek yogurt/mayonnaise dressing is seriously worth grabbing a couple of ingredients (that are probably in your pantry and fridge already!)
And while we’re chatting about Greek yogurt and how delicious it is, make sure to check out the following links by my friends over at Stonyfield. Seriously, one of my favorite brands not only to work with, but to support! Oh and we’re already planning a fall trip to New Hampshire to visit the headquarters possibly! Wouldn’t that be such a fun trip!? Read more about why I want to visit them:
Retirement Plan for an Organic Cow – such a great read about what happens to cows after they “retire”!
How Do You Grow a Farmer? – some great information on the education of farming.
Growing Organic Dairy Close To Home – one of my favorite posts, one that makes me wish I went into farming instead of culinary arts! I’ll let them explain why: “Stonyfield is looking for farmers willing to work with us as we explore how to grow organic milk production in the Northeast, build farmer profitability, and create continued growth for organic dairy in the marketplace. If you are a new farmer looking to get started in organic dairy, a conventional farmer considering the transition to organic, or an existing organic dairy farmer interested in working with us on this project, we welcome you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Disclaimer: I am honored to be a member of the Stonyfield Clean Plate Club. I received product or coupons for writing this post, but all opinions are my own.