This Macaroni Salad also known as Ensalada de Coditos (elbow pasta) is nostalgic and easy, made with a handful of affordable ingredients. This creamy and delicious salad can be made in less than 30 minutes.
In a large bowl combine mayonnaise, yogurt, mustard, and ¼ teaspoon salt.
Boil 5 cups water and the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt. Cook carrots for 6 to 7 minutes, then add peas and corn and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until the peas begin to float. Drain and let cool.
Tear corners of Ready Pasta pouches to vent, heat in microwave for 60 seconds.
Toss pasta in dressing and combine.
Add veggies and ham, if using.
Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
For some spice add a drizzle of siracha! Or dice up a jalapeño.
For a quick alternative, use frozen or canned veggies.
Pasta will absorb a lot of the dressing after refrigerated. You may want to add additional mayo or yogurt to your liking.