On an exceptionally warm day a few weeks ago Sean suggested doing something cool for dinner that had avocados and jalepenos. I immediately thought of a great salsa I made back in October for Chicken Tostadas and thought, why not toss with some rotini pasta.
Every night when we sit down to dinner I ask Sean what he thinks of the meal since I know he is going to be completely honest with me. I like to get his opinion because he usually comes up with ways that the dish could be better or in some cases agrees that the dish should not be repeated. Secretyly though I ask him so that I can hear a compliment when the dish is good, it really makes me feel good about my cooking skills.
When dishes don’t go well I chalk it up to the recipe and make a mental note to either make some major changes or just not make it again. This dish was different because I had come up with it all by myself. Sure I got the recipe for the original salsa from someone but the idea of adding a few things and tossing it with pasta was mine so I was anxiously awaiting what Sean thought of it.
Well he didn’t disappoint and proclaimed, because it really felt like a proclamation to me, that this was one of the best dishes I have made. I was high as a kite after he said that, who would have thought something as simple as some salsa and pasta would be such a hit. I completely agree with him though because it really was the perfect meal for a hot day. It is light and refreshing while still substantial with the pasta. This is definitely a repeat recipe.
Here’s to taking a chance and finding a new favourite recipe.
Mango Avocado Salsa
1/2 cup diced peeled mango
1/2 cup diced peeled avocado
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/3 cup chopped onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (I used 1/4 of a cup)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper
2 cups uncooked rotini pasta
Toss everything with pasta and serve cold.