I do a lot of cooking for the Hospitality team at my church and I was trying to mix things up and create something new!! This Pasta Salad was a HUGE hit at the event I took it to!! So, don't knock it til you try it!!
Notes from the Test Kitchen:
If you're a fan of avocados, then you're going to love this recipe! The spices, textures and ingredients blend really well. Break with a traditional pasta salad and serve this at your next cookout. It's delish!
freshly chopped cilantro
haas avocados (diced)
roma tomatoes (seeded & diced)
red onion (minced)
freshly minced garlic
black beans (drained & rinsed)
whole kernel corn (yellow or white) drained well
pepper jack cheese (cubed in small pieces)
olive oil, extra virgin
whole wheat rotini pasta (boiled, drained, & rinsed in cold water)
In a Large Bowl, (preferably one with a lid), combine cilantro, lime juice, & diced avocado. Stir until all the avocado has been coated with some of the lime juice (this will prevent the avocado from browning!). Add all other ingredients and stir to combine! Season with Sea Salt to taste. Ground Red pepper can also be added for a spicier flavor. Chill and serve. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.