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Throwback Thursday #14: Sweet Pear Salsa

It’s #ThrowbackThursday and I get to pick an old and forgotten blog post to reappear for your reading enjoyment :) Before I leave you with a blast from the past, how is your week going?! This morning I took advantage of an almost-empty gym to squeeze in a Chest & Tri’s workout. I even ventured into the free weights section and started with the bench press. So far, I’m only able to press the bar by itself. Hopefully in the next few weeks I’ll add weights to the sides so it looks slightly less wimpy ;) Luckily there aren’t many gym-goers at 5:00am so I don’t feel judged. Early morning workouts are the best! Success is an Iceburg Quote

My #TBT is a recipe from a couple years ago. I was beginning my sophomore year of college, living in a suite-style dorm, and whipped up this healthy snack recipe in the dorm kitchens. Since today is feeling extra “autumnal” it seemed appropriate :) On Saturday, we were blasting our air conditioner as the temperatures climbed well over 100 degrees, and today here I am sitting in an over-sized sweater. Mother Nature must be as indecisive as I am ;)

Sweet Pear Salsa:

Originally Posted: October 19, 2013

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…) ;)