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…) ;)