Sweet Pear Salsa

Like the middle child, pears have been highly overshadowed by the plethora of pumpkin and apple recipes every autumn. I mean, you don’t hear about amazing recipes for pear cookies, pear spice lattes, or pear pies. But pears are a Fall fruit too! They are in season fall through winter, though not quite up to the hype of the popular pumpkins :P

Just like apples, pears come in a variety of flavors and  according to Runner’s World Magazine they contain 25% of our day’s fiber with plenty of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, potassium and electrolytes. I had 3 in my fridge and an urge to try something new. (But healthy, of course. Though if you’re not in the mood for something healthy, Joy the Baker’s Pear Spice Cake with Walnut Praline Topping is a winner.) The product: Sweet Pear Salsa!

Sweet Pear Salsa:

3 Medium ripe d’Anjou pears

1/4 cup drained crushed pineapple

1/4 cup diced purple onion

1 Tbs cilantro

Juice of 1 Lime

*I used Stacy’s Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips for dipping!

  • Wash and dice the pears. I like to keep the skin on!
  • Combine diced pears, pineapple, onion and cilantro.
  • Sqeeze the lime juice, cover and refrigerate.
  • Enjoy with your favorite pita chips, on a burger, or on toast!

It’s sweet n’ citrus-y, and perfectly delightful for when you’ve had enough pumpkin (HAH like that’ll happen…) ;)

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Posted on October 19, 2012, in Breakfast, Healthy Habits, Main Course and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. What a great idea! Going to have to try this!

  2. You inspired your Dad and I to have this today with some white corn chips and iced cold beers! I love a fruit salsa and this one is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! Thanks for such a great post and lunch idea for the day. Look forward to your next recipe. xoxoxo :)

  3. That sounds great! I actually contemplated buying some pears this morning but ended up buying a bunch of apples to bake with instead :) Next time I’ll grab some pears and give this a try, it looks great!

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