I'm known for my delicious pasta salads. In my former restaurant days, some form of them always graced my take-out deli case and rarely do I leave them out of a summer gathering.
But I haven't be able to master making a truly tasty one without using mayonnaise … until now!
Not that I have anything against mayo, but I think it gets over used (and then ruins the dish). Also, plenty of people don't like it or have decided (for whatever reason) to stay away from it.
I honestly didn't expect this to be good. I thought I'd be compromising on taste. Never did I expect this to be even better than my mayonnaise version: nuttier, healthier, and still a creamy delight, bringing out the flavor of all the ingredients.
Creamy Mediterranean Pasta Salad (Without Mayo!)
Serves 6 or more