Shells with Shrimp and Fruit

Shells with Shrimp and Fruit

1 pound Medium Shells, Mostaccioli or other medium pasta shape – uncooked
12 ounces cooked, peeled medium shrimp
1 16-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) – drained
1 20-ounce can pineapple chunks in juice (reserve 2 tablespoons juice) – drained
2 large ripe mangoes
OR
2 large peaches – peeled and diced
1 bunch scallions – sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Salt and pepper – to taste

Prepare pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, stir together all the other ingredients, including reserved pineapple juice, in a large bowl. When pasta is done, drain and rinse in cold water; drain again. Toss in the pasta, season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.

NOTES : If you do not plan to serve immediately, do not add the pineapple, mangoes or peaches. Stir the fruit into the pasta just before serving.