Spring is FINALLY here! After a long and rough winter, we are so ready to jump into Spring and all the fresh, wonderful flavors it has to offer! I created this cold pasta salad with some of my favorite flavors of spring, including pickled beets, which has a wonderful earthiness that I just love. It reminds me of a Spring morning after it rains. I also put shaved carrots and white asparagus in this recipe. If you prefer green asparagus you can totally use that, I just used the white asparagus more so for the color.
FUN FACT: Geosmin is a compound in the soil that gives beets it’s “earthy” taste. Beets are high in folic acid, potassium and iron.